Friday, July 21, 2017

Ice Cream Panda Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

I don't know about you but I'm ready for the weekend to start.   
It has been a crazy week at work and I'm ready to have two days off.  
I hope to get a little bit of crafting in this weekend too.

Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made with the 

Card Recipe:
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Ice Cream Panda file. 
    • Cut at 4.082" H x 3.405" W
    • Eyes shaded with Studio G Gray Pigment Ink
    • Ice cream cone embossed with Sizzix Plaid Embossing Folder
      • Used my Stampin' UP Early Expresso to ink inside of embossing folder before I embossed the ice cream cone.  
      • Used Brown Gelly Roll pen to accent green ice cream to make it look like mint chocolate chip ice cream.  
  • Card base and mats made with Nested Artisan Shapes purchased from the Silhouette Design Store - Design #113236
  • Banner is from Banners Straight by Samentha Walker purchased from the Silhouette Design Store - Design #43882
  • Sentiment from Jaded Blossom Supersized Birthday Greetings stamp set
Hope you liked my Ice Cream Panda Birthday card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Everything is S'more fun with you! Camping Card

Happy Wednesday Crafters,

I'm super blessed to be a Guest Designer again for Sunny Day Crafting.

Today Starts their C is for Camping Challenge.

I used three different files from KaDoodle Bug Designs to create my card.  
Here's a picture of my Silhouette Design Studio Screen showing you how I put the images to print and then cut them out. 

For the Sky I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink pads.
I've been watching YouTube Videos to learn how to use them better but I'm still learning and will continue to watch to learn new techniques. 

Here is my finished card.  
Didn't want to take away from the scene so I just used the sentiment I put on the inside. 

Here's a close up of those cute camping skunks.

Close up of the tent. 
Cut the pieces out on this one because I wanted the tent to be red not blue as it would've been if I used the jpg of the tent. 

Here's the the sentiment I chose to put on the inside of this card. 

Card Recipe:
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Wilderness Trail
    • Used the Mountain and Tree from this file
      • Took the bottom of the mountain from the SVG File.  Filled it with the color of the printed mountain, stretched it to make it wider so I could use it as the dirt for the campground.   After I printed it out, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Vintage photo to give it some texture.  Put some of the ink on a craft mat, sprayed with water and then dragged it through the ink on the craft mat. 
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Roasting S'mores Skunks
    • Used the Skunks and Fire from this file
      • Fire accented with Wink of Stella Brush Clear Glitter Pen
  • Ka Doodle Bug Designs S'more Love
    • Used the Tent from this file
      • Stakes colored over with Office Max Silver Metallic Marker
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps Great Outdoors stamp set.
  • White Gelly Roll Pen 
  • Sky made with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick & Wilted Violet inks
I enjoyed seeing everyone's creations for last weeks B is for Beach Challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for the C is for Camping Challenge that starts today.  Click HERE to go to the Sunny Day Crafting blog to link up your project. 

Thanks for Stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Llama Birthday and Friendship Cards

Happy Friday Crafters

Today I'm sharing with you two cards I made using the new KaDoodle Bug Designs Llama Party file.   

I believe, for the first time since I started making cards I didn't put a sentiment on the outside of the card.  Was kinda hard for me to do this but with the card design I thought it was better without one. 

First I would like to show you the face I stamped on one of the llamas using my MISTI.  I used that green tool that has a little white tip to add ink to the eyelids of the face. 

The faces are from Pink and Main.  Here's a picture of the set i used.  

I searched google for picture of llamas to see what colors they are to help me when I was shading/adding color to these cut outs.

Here is the llama birthday card.

Close up of the party llama. 

Sentiment I put on the inside.   
Used my Silhouette Cameo to Print and Cut it out.

Here's the llama friendship card.

This is the sentiment I typed into my Silhouette Cameo software, printed it and then cut it out.  

Card Recipe:
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Llama Party file
    • Birthday Llama shaded with Stampin Up Soft Suede & River Rock Ink and Friendship llama shaded with the River Rock Ink.
  • Faces are from Pink & Main's Mini Faces Set 3
  • Pattern Paper from Prettgrafik - Llama Papers - Item PS864
  • Dots and flowers from my craft stash. 
  • Card design = MojoMonday454 I download for free from Scrappy Dew website.  Click HERE for the link to it. 
  • White Gelly Roll pen for accents. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Turtle Surfer Beach Card

Happy Hump Day Crafters,

Today I'm excited to be a guest designer for Sunny Day Crafting.

Their new challenge for the week is #43 B is for Beach. 

For this challenge I made a card using KaDoodle Bug Designs 

I needed to make this card quickly so I used the jpg and printed it out on my printer and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.   I needed more sand so I used the svg file sand, filled it with  color to match the color on the sand at the bottom of the turtles jpg.   It was too light for me and didn't have enough texture so I put Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink on it, sprayed it with water and used a paper towel to blend it and give it texture.   
I'm learning to use the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks so I'm trying to use them in my projects. 

Here's a picture of what it looked like after I added the ink and before I sprayed it with water.

Here's a picture of it when I sprinkled it with water and before I blended and dabbed with a paper towel.

I also used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide to create the background.  Used the Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick & Worn Lipstick.  Not the best background but I'm still learning.   For a quick card I think it turned out pretty nice.  

Card Recipe:
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Beachy Turtles.
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks
    • Vintage Photo 
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Fired Brick
    • Worn Lipstick
  • Wave die from Jaded Blossom Tropical Dies
  • Sentiments from Jaded Blossom Surfs Up stamp set
  • Gelly Roll pens - White, Blue, Metallic Gold, Metallic Green

Would love to see what you create for this B is for Beach Challenge.  Share your project over on the Sunny Day Crafting Blog.  Click HERE to go over to the Sunny Day Crafting Blog. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Owl Graduation Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today I would like to share with you a graduation card I made for my bestie at work's grandson who was graduating from Preschool.   

His group was the Owl Group so I knew the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Graduation Owl would be the perfect image for his graduation card.   

For the base of the card I used the 3D Popup Gift Card Holder by Lori Whitlock because she was giving him a gift card and I wanted to make it fun for him.

I used Jaded Blossom Banner Dies to make the banners and cut the letters out to fit on the banners using my Silhouette Cameo.

When you open the card you see the gift card holder pop up.
Wasn't sure where to put the sentiment and since the card was already put together I stamped it on a a square.  I was thinking of putting it on the blue pop up gift card holder so I rounded the corners but I didn't like it there so I  placed it on the top of the inside panel of the card.

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base - 3D Popup Gift Card Holder Card by Lori Whitlock purchased from the Silhouette Design store -- Design #39264
    • Watched her YouTube video to help my put it together.  Click HERE to go to that video.
  • All colored/pattern paper from Die Cuts with a View (DCWV) 8"x8" The Education Stack

  • Sentiment on inside of card from Scrappy Mom Stamps Critter Crazy stamp set.
    • Sorry Scrappy Mom Stamps is no longer in business.  :(
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Anniversary Card for my Hubby

Happy 4th of July Crafters,

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my husband for our 27th wedding anniversary.   

When we were dating he use to tease me at time by mouthing Olive Juice instead of I Love You because from a distance it looked like he was saying I Love You.   When I was trying to decide what to make him for our anniversary card I thought of olives and searched my Evernote database to see what images I had for olives and I found the Olive You file from My Scrap Chick that I thought was perfect for my anniversary card to him.   So the creating began.   

I did some modification to the file.  I wanted the mouth and red bow and oval to inset instead of on top of the olive so I placed the bow and oval on the olives where I wanted them and cut them out in black.  Then I put the mouth where I wanted them on the olives and cut them out along with the bow and oval in a green pattern paper from my stash.  I cut the original olives in red. 

Below is picture of my Silhouette Design Studio Screen so you can get a better idea of what I did.

This is what the screen looked like when I first opened the file in my Silhouette Design Studio software.

This is what my screen looked like after I modified it.     

I copied the green olive, changed the color to black and placed the bow and oval on the black olive.  I then copied the black olive and changed the olive part to green and added the mouths.  Last I changed the original green olives to red.   Once I did all that I cut them all out and put them together.   

Now my card wouldn't be complete with out some kind of firework since we got married on the 4th of July so I searched my database for fireworks and found one with the Disney ship logo in it which was perfect because we love Disney and two years ago for our 25th anniversary we took a Disney Cruise to Alaska.  So to incorporate this firework into his anniversary card will bring back those fabulous memories.

I didn't use the Olive You from the My Scrap Chick file.  I chose to use a sentiment from Jaded Blossom instead that I heat embossed to make it stand out and also to be sparkly like a firework.

I am so happy with how this card turned out.  
Don't know why but it's extremely difficult to make cards for my hubby. Maybe it's because I over think it and want it to be perfect.

Here's a close up of the Sentiment.  
NOTE:  I modified this as well.  
Our wedding song is Always and Forever by Heatwave.   The sentiment was Olive You Forever and Always.  I cut the Forever and Always from the the Olive you and then cut the forever & always from the and.   I positioned them in my MISTI and stamped them with VersaMark and heat embossed it. 

Here's a close up of the firework.   I printed and then cut it out.  After it was cut out I used my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add sparkle to it. 

Here's a close up of those adorable olives.  Don't know if you can see it here but having the red of the bow & oval and the black of the mouth sunk in give it so much more character and dimension and my hubby said it made them look like real olives. 

Card Recipe:
  • Card base 5" High x 10.25" Wide - used Miss Kate Cuttables Fireworks Digital Paper and printed on my printer and then cut out using my Silhouette software.  I bought it through the Silhouette Design store but if you don't have a Silhouette you can purchase the 4th of July digital paper set directly from Miss Kate Cuttables by clicking HERE.
  • Sentiment from Jaded Blossom Olive You stamp set
    • Modified -- Cut Forever and Always from the Olive You and then cut those apart so I could rearrange them to read Always and Forever.
  • Embossing Powder was called Bridal but I couldn't locate the brand name on it.  It just had PSX and made in Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Firework from a Disney Facebook Page I belong to called Silhouette and Disney Lovers! and was a free file that Anne Wojahn Hober created and shared with the group.  Thank you Anne for this awesome file.  
    • I removed the stars and switched the colors around since I was printing and cutting this out using my Silhouette software because I already had red as a main part of my card. 
    • Accented the firework with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen.
My hubby opened the card this morning and loved it.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Beach Tiger Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today is a bittersweet day.  
The bitter part is that today is my last day as a PDE Linky Party Design Team.  The sweet part is that I get to share with you a cool summer themed card I made for the last challenge in June which is the #179 Summer Fun (Optional Fun Fold Card) Challenge and that I will join them in their challenges, which will probably be the cards and anything goes challenges because you know how hard it is for me to make tags and non-card projects.  :)   

For my card I started off a card base from SVG Cutting Files called Fancy Card Base Chunky and I used the Landscape one.  The card then was adorned with KaDoodle Bug Designs Sunning Tiger file, waves from a file I bought from the Silhouette Design Store, sand made with Jaded Blossom dies and a sentiment from Jaded Blossom.

Oh how I wish I was where this cool tiger is at.  Sitting in a beach chair on a nice sandy beach with my sunglasses on, listening to the waves crashing and not a care in the world.   

I also used some Jaded Blossom stamps for the inside of this card as well. 

Card Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by.

Can't wait to see what summer themed project you create and share with us over at the PDE Linky Party blog.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Coffee Skunk Thanks a Latte Card

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you a project I made with the cute KaDoodle Bug Designs Coffee Skunk file. Which by the way is available for free for a short period of time.  

KaDoodle Bug Designs is a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Loving Card Makers 2017 Summer Bloghop and I'll be entering this card on their blog.  

For today's card I chose to use the jpg from the Coffee Skunk file so I could quickly print and cut instead of the svg and putting together the pieces.    
I love that the KBD files have the jpg and svg files so you can use either one depending on what you want to do.  

I decided to create my own pattern paper using the sun from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Coffee Skunk file to tie into the sun on the coffee mug and the larger sun I stamped my sentiment on.  

Because I was using the print and cut feature in my Silhouette Design Software I grabbed the sun from the Coffee Skunk svg file and then I filled it with a gradient color.  After I got the yellow and orange how I wanted it, I reduced the sun and copied them in a row.  I group the row and copied and placed them where I wanted them.  I also made them hang over the edges of the blue rectangles so they would look like a random pattern when it was cut out.   

Here is a picture of what my screen looked like and on the right is the color window and the gradient panel to show you how I used this to fill in my sun. 

Here is another print shot showing you my cut lines. 

Here is my completed card.  
Used a couple of the coffee bean trios and a coffee bean paper piece from another coffee project to make a coffee bean bow on the upper right hand side of my card.    
Use the larger sun to stamp my sentiment from Jaded Blossom Stamps.  

Here's a close up.   
Don't know if you can see it but I printed and cut out a second Coffee Skunk and then fussy cut the skunk and beans away from the cup and then glued them on top of that area on the complete Coffee Skunk to give it some dimension.  Also used Gelly Roll pens to add some accents to the printed image to give him some dimension.    The I used pop dots to put him on my card and added a pop dot to another trio of coffee beans and added it to the bottom.  

Card Recipe:

This card will be entered in the Coffee Loving Card Makers 2017 Summer Bloghop and on their Instagram page using #summer2017clh

Hope you like my card and me showing you how I created my pattern paper.
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Loving Coffee Blog Hop

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today is a special day.   

KaDoodle Bug Designs is a Super Sponsor of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop and as a KaDoodle Bug Designs Design Team member I'm excited to share with you two coffee related cards I created. 

This hop runs from today, June 23, 2017 thru Friday, June 30, 2017 and the theme is "Summer"

For my cards I used the KaDoodle Bug Designs 
Shoptastic Cuties - Coffee Pot Cutie and used the coffee bean from the
Shoptastic Cuties - Togo Coffee Cutie set.  The card base is the same for both cards but they have different sentiments.

After I cut out the pieces for the coffee bean, feet, handle, top and bottom of the coffee pot I left the pieces on my cutting mat and then used my eBrush and various Copic markers to shade my pieces to give them dimension. 

My first card is a birthday card using a sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Coffee Break Stamp set.

Here's a close up of the cute KBD coffee pot. 

To make him more adorable I put him on an action wobble.

I'll show my second card after the follow pictures showing you a tip on how I fed my twine through the small holes in the to-go coffee cup and coffee mug created using the Jaded Blossom Coffee Dies metal die set.

I don't know about you but when I'm trying to thread twine through button holes or any other small openings I would get frustrated because the end of the twine would get frayed and wouldn't go through the hold smoothly.  So a while back when I was trying to figure out an easier way to get twine or small ribbon through button holes I thought of a sewing threader but I didn't want to take it out of my sewing kit and I didn't want to go buy one so I looked around the house to see what I had around the house that might work and I came
across some unused GUM Eez-Thru Floss Threaders that were given to my son when he had braces and thought these will work perfectly.   Below are several pictures to show you how I used the floss threader to pull the twine thru the holes in the tiny coffee mug.

Here I am pulling the twine thru the hole with the floss threader.

Easy peasy now time to pull thru the other hole.

Here's the back with the pointy part of the threader though the hole.

And here is the twine being pulled through the second hole. 

Here's the little coffee mug with the twine though both holes ready for the bow to be tied. 

Hope you liked that quick tip between pictures of my cards. 
Here are pictures of my second card. 

I put the coffee beans on the side instead of the bottom like I did on the birthday coffee card and I put one of the togo cups in his hand and next to the sentiment. 

This sentiment is also from the Jaded Blossom's Coffee Break stamp set.

Yep, he's also on an action wobble.  
This picture really shows him wobbling. 

Project Recipe:

  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptastic Cuties - Coffee Pot Cutie 
    • Top, handle and bottom shaded using eBrush and Copic Marker E79 Cashew
    • Coffee piece embossed using the corner of Cuddlebug Scrollwork embossing folder and accented with Stampin' Up Early Expresso Ink
    • Tongue colored with Wink of Stella Brush GL. Pink 025
  • Coffee beans from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptastic Cuties - Togo Coffee Cutie set.
    • Larger piece of the coffee bean was accented using my eBrush and Copic marker #79 Cashew and the smaller piece was accented using my eBrush and Copic markers E25 Caribe Cocoa & E19 Redwoood. 
    • After the two pieces that make up the coffee bean were glued together I accented them with a White and Metallic Brown Gelly Roll pen.
  • Card Base is called A2 Lori Whitlock Scalloped Center Step Card from the Silhouette Design Store - Design # 42687
  • Sentiments from Jaded Blossom's Coffee Break stamp set
    • Stamped with Stampin' Up Early Expresso Ink
  • Little togo coffee cup and coffee mug from Jaded Blossom's Coffee Dies
    • Colored with Copic Markers BG45 Nile Blue & BG18 Teal Blue
    • Added twine from my stash using GUM flossing threader as shown above.
Thanks for stopping by. 
I hope you liked my cards and my crafty tip. 

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!