Friday, October 27, 2017

Crow Fall Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made using the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Pumpkin Peeker  Crow.

Used my eBrush to accent the edges of the pumpkin and to accent the leaves.  I used a copic marker to accent the flowers.  

Card Recipe:
  • Card base 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Pumpkin Peeker Crow.
    • Pumpkin accented with eBrush and an orange sharpie.
    • Leaves accented with eBrush and a green sharpie.
    • Flowers and beak accented with copic marker Y17
  • Pattern paper from the R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor Designer Scrapbook Pad. 
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Wreath
  • Crow, flowers, wreath accented with white Gelly Roll pen
  • The three yellow dots in upper right hand corner of the card is from the Stamps of Life
  • Sentiment from Jaded Blossom Turtley Rad stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Candle Birthday Card with Button Accents

Happy Tuesday Crafters,

I'm so happy to be a Guest Designer for Die Cuttin' Diva's today.

This week's challenge is to make anything with buttons.     

I don't know about you, but I have a bunch of buttons in my craft stash and I rarely think to use them on my cards.  So this Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge was perfect for me to pull out my buttons and see how I could incorporate them into my card. 

Sometimes when I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for a card I go to the Mojo Monday website to check out their card sketches.   They have a lot of awesome past sketches and for my card I chose the Sketch from the Mojo Monday, July 9, 2012.     Now that I have the card sketch picked out I needed to figure out what image I wanted to use on it, so I searched my SVG data base and saw these cute little candles in the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles - Make A Wish file.

As I was looking at the sketch, I thought that it would be cool to use buttons for the scallop/circles under the thin strip and use a ribbon instead of paper for the thin strip.

I used green twine for the thread in the purple buttons.   To finish off the button theme of this card I used some mini buttons at the bottom to follow the sketch and and to finish off the tag with the sentiment. 

Card Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by.   
Hope you have time to create a project with buttons for the Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge.  If you do click HERE to link your project on the Die Cuttin' Diva's blog. 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Roaring Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing with you a roaring fun birthday card.

I used the lion from KaDoodle Bug Designs Cute Zoo Crew, dies from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps. 

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base 5-1/2"x5-1/2"
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cute Zoo Crew
    • Accented the pieces with my Copic YR24 marker
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders
    • Accented with my eBrush using Copic makers E13 & E33
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps Zodiac Cuties stamp set.
    • Sorry Scrappy Moms Stamps closed shop.  You might be able to find their stamps on eBay or on a Facebook Group that sells gently used crafting items. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Celebrate Moose Birthday Card.

Happy Friday Crafters,

Sharing with you cards I made with the KaDoodle Bug Designs Exclusive Celebrate Moose that is only available if you join the KaDoodle Bug Designs Fan Giveaways, Freebies and More Facebook Page.

First off I want to show you how I do my eyes for the KBD files.   I had a crafty friend that asked me now I created them so I decided to take step by step pictures.  

Before I remove the paper from my cutting mat I select three colored pencils and the white colored pencil.   

I take one pencil and write an X on each cut out eye. 

Take the next color and make an X in the opposite direction. 

Take the third color and write an X in-between the other X's

Take the white color and write an X the opposite of the their color.

Select one of the colored pencils and edge the circle with it. 

Next I take a blender pen and blend the colors together. 

This is what it looks like when they're all done before you remove the paper from the mat. 
Make sure when your blending more than one set of eyes to clear your blender pen.

Here's what they look like after I removed the paper from the mat.

I used a small pom pom and my alligator clip to shade around the moose antlers, tummy and nose using Stampin' Up Soft Suede ink.

Now onto my cards.   

I used the same image with different backgrounds.

Here's a close up of this adorable moose. 

Card Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Alligator Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made using the KaDoddle Bug Designs Surfing Alligator. 

I first started with making the sky using Time Holtz Distress Oxide ink - Broken China & Faded Jeans. 

I used various copic markers to shade the edges of the paper pieces.  
See below for the colors used.

Waves and sand were cut using Jaded Blossom Tropical Dies.  
I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to accent the waves and white Gelly Roll pen to accent the alligator, surf board, palm tree and coconuts and I used my brush with various brown copic markers to give it more texture.

Sentiments from Jaded Blossom Surfs Up stamp set. 

Here's a close up of that cool alligator.

 Here's the sentiment I used on the inside of the card. 

Card Recipe:

  • Sentiments from Jaded Blossom Surf's Up

  • Copic Markers:
    • YG17, YG25, YR04, Y15, G07, RV11, E15, E27
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China & Faded Jeans
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White
  • White Jelly Roll Pen. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mouse Get Well Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing a get well card I made.

I used the sleeping mouse from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Get Well Soon Mice,  sentiment and die from Jaded Blossom. 

Close Up of that cute little mouse

Card Recipe:

  • Gray polka dot paper from The Stamps of Life So Special Collection 6"x6" Paper pad cut using Jaded Blossom Card Layer Dies 2

  • Half circle with x's I bought on eBay
  • Stampin Up Pixie Pink Ink
  • White Gelly Roll Pen

I hope you think my get well card is as cute as I do.
Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Birthday Card for Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today is a special day.   

KaDoodle Bug Designs is a Super Sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog hop and as a KaDoodle Bug Designs Design Team member I'm excited to share with you a fall coffee card I created. 

The hop starts today and runs through Friday, September 22nd, 2017.
Theme is FALL
Use Coffee, Tea and/or Cocoa Images

For my Fall Coffee Card I used images from the KaDoodle Bug Designs 

Card Recipe:

  • Coffee cup and pumpkin from KaDoodle Bug Designs Fall Pumpkin Treats file.
    • Used my eBrush with orange, green and brown sharpies to accent the Pumpkin, cup sleeve, pumpkin leaves and coffee beans.
    • Coffee cup edges inked with Stampin' Up Soft Suede ink
  • Background paper from the Silhouette Store, Design #68317

Please hop over to for their blog line up and also go over to the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog at to check the project's my design team sisters created. 

Happy Crafting!