Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hogs & Kisses Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! Today I am excited to stop in and share a scrapbook layout I created using one of the newer files from KaDoodle Bug Designs, Cutie KaToodles - Hogs & Kisses.  Another perfect file to create some super cute Valentine's crafts....


How super cute are these chocolate lovin' piggies?!?!


All of the paper piecings were cut using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and are made using Bazzill Cardstock. They were all inked and chalked and white gel pen and Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to complete each piece.


I wanted the "foil look" for the candy wrapper, so I used cardstock from the DCWV Crisp Luxury Paper Pad.  The photo mats were created using Bazzill Cardstock and embossed cardstock from the ReCollections Valentine's 5 x 7 paper pad.  Each photo mat was die cut using dies from Kat Scrappiness.


Below is a list of products and supplies I used to create this sweet layout:




DCWV Crisp Luxury Cardstock Paper Pad

ReCollections Valentine's Day 12 x 12 Paper Pad

ReCollections Valentine's Day 5 x 7 Embossed Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick

Art Glitter Glue

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen



I am super happy with how this turned out and I hope that you like it as well.  Thank you for stopping in to visit today and I hope you will come back soon for some more crafty inspiration and ideas.  Have a Fabulously Crafty Day my friends!!!






Saturday, February 3, 2018

Valentine's Pop-Out Surprise

Good morning my crafty friends& Happy Saturday!!! I am so glad that the weekend is finally here!! As we get closer to Valentine's Day, I have been busy creating in my craft room. Today I wanted to stop in and share what I am calling a "Valentine's Pop-Out Surprise".....


What could it be ???  Hmmmm...
Let's take the box top off and see...


Tada!!!  How super cute is that ?!?! A perfect Valentine's treat for that someone special. Of course it doesn't have to be for Valentine's Day, you could create this for any special occasion or give to somebody just because.  I am a "Coffee-fanatic", so personally, I would LOVE a gift like this anytime of the year.

KaDoodle Bug Designs has been coming out with some super adorable cutting files and when I saw these two new files, I knew I had to create something with them.  

This adorable coffee pot cutie and title, "You make mornings Brew-tiful" are both from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptastic Cuties - Valentine Brewing Cutie file.

The coffee cup cutie and title, "Where You Bean all My Life?", are both from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptatic Cuties - Valentine Coffee Cutie file.



Below is a list of products and supplies used to create this Valentine's Pop-Out Surprise gift:




Bazzill Cardstock

ReCollections Cardstock

Craft Smith "Sunday Morning" Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Festive Berries, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Ground Espresso

Art Glitter Glue

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Uni-Posca White Paint Pen

Pigma Micron Black Pen (02)

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Sequins (pulled from my stash)

I hope that you enjoyed my Valentine's Day creation for today and I have helped inspire you to create some of your own.  Thank you for visiting and as always,
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Love You Bunches 12x12 Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! Today I am stopping in with a super cute scrapbook layout I created using the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Love You Bunches file.  This file is perfect for Valentine's Day crafts or anything you want to add a little bit more love too.


Are these monkeys not the cutest!?!? I adore how one is peeking out from behind the other.....Too Cute!!!!


This KaDoodle Bug file comes complete with the monkeys, title and hearts.  All of my paper piecings are made using Bazzill Cardstock.  I also used Sei - Velvet Paper for "Bunches" in my title, two of the hearts and parts of the monkeys bow.  All of my pieces were cut using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.


My scrapbook layout base page and photo mats are patterned papers from the ReCollections Valentine's Day Paper Pad.  I also used one of the cut a parts from the stack to create a small journal area.  I used the largest of the Lawn Fawn's Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies to cut my photo and journal mats.

Below is a list of the supplies and materials used to complete this Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout:


Bazzill Cardstock

Sei - Blaze Velvet Paper

ReCollections Valentine's Day Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Salty Ocean, Festive Berries, Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs and Wild Honey

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Pigma Micron 01 Black Pen

Posca White Paint Pen

Art Glitter Glue

Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies

I hope that you enjoyed today's project and will return again soon for more inspiration and ideas.  Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Valentine's Day Dino

Hello & Happy Monday my crafty friends! With Valentine's Day around the corner, I figured I'd try to get a head start on my Valentine's Day cards. Today I am sharing a card I created using the Cutie KaToodles Valentine Dino from KaDoodle Bug Designs.



Is he not the cutest little Dino you ever saw?!?!  This paper piecing was created using Bazzill Cardstock and was cut using my Cricut Explore Air 2.  The pieces were inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and were adhered together using Art Glitter Glue.

This is an A2 sized card and the card base was made using 110lb. ReCollections white Cardstock. The embossed card mat was cut from the ReCollections Valentine's Day Embossed Paper Pad. I added Stickles to the middle of some random hearts on the card mat to add some interest.

The sentiment in the middle of the heart is a stamp from the ReCollection's Valentine's Day clear stamp set. It was stamped using Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink.

Below is a complete list of supplies and materials used to create this super fun card:


Bazzill Cardstock

110lb. ReCollections White Cardstock

ReCollections Valentine's Day Embossed Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Pine Needles, Salty Ocean, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Art Glitter Glue

Uni Posca White Paint Pen

ReCollections Valentine's Day Clear Stamp Set

Versa Fine - Onyx Black Pigment Ink

Stickles - Cranberry


I hope that you enjoyed today's creation and will visit again soon!

Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Warmest Wishes.....

Hello & Happy New Year my crafty friends! It has been a while since I last posted and I apologize. With all the craziness of the Holidays and New Year and the typical everyday life happenings going on, life just got a bit crazy here for me. But, I am back and ready to get crafty again for the New Year.

It has been bitterly cold here on the East Coast lately. We had a blizzard this past week and with it being so frigid and miserable out, it has given me plenty of time to stay warm indoors and craft...YAY!!!

Today, I am sharing a card I created using the oh so adorable, "Winter Fuzzy Mouse" file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.


I needed to create some cute Winter cards and thought this file would be perfect. My paper piecing was created using Bazzill Cardstock. For his hat and scarf, I used cardstock from the "Sugar Shoppe" 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug Design Inc. All pieces were cut using my Cricut Explore and were then inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

The base of my card measures 4.5" x 6.25" (A6) and was made using 110lb. ReCollections White Cardstock. The patterned paper is again, from the "Sugar Shoppe" 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug Designs Inc.

To create my "hills of snow", I used the "Stitched Scallop Dies" from Craftin Desert Divas. I also used the Craftin Desert Divas Stamp Set: "Winter Cheer" for my sentiment, which was stamped onto the bottom of the card using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder from Hero Arts.

To finish off this card, I added Stickles to the snowflake that my adorable little mouse is holding. I also added some "Shimmer" sequins from Craftin Desert Divas, some beads of Nuvo Crystal Glaze and using my Posca white paint pen, added small dots throughout the background to add to my look of falling snow.

Below is a complete list of all products used to created this Wintery card:



Bazzill Cardstock

110lb. ReCollections White Cardstock

Doodlebug Designs Inc. - Sugar Shoppe 6x6 Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke, Spun Sugar, Peacock Feathers

Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

Art Glitter Glue

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Craftin Desert Divas: Stitched Scallop Dies

Craftin Desert Divas: Winter Cheer Stamp Set

Versamark Ink Pad

Hero Arts: Silver Embossing Powder

Posca White Paint Pen

Pigma Micron 01 Black Pen

Stickles Glitter Glue

Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Craftin Desert Divas: Shimmer Sequins


I hope that you enjoyed today's creation and will return again soon. I have many new and fabulous crafts coming this year and I can't wait to share it with all of you.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I Love You More Than Candy Corn...

Hello everybody and Happy Halloween!!! Today I am stopping in to share a quick "Treat" I whipped up just for the occasion. 


This card turned out super cute and was so very fun to create.  

To begin, I started off with creating my Candy Corn paper piecing. KaDoodle Bug Designs has the cutest file, "Shoptastic Cuties - Pumpkin & Candy Corn Cuties". I knew the Candy Corn from this file would be perfect for what I wanted to create. I uploaded the file to my Cricut Design Space, resized the image and cut out all of the pieces using my Cricut Explore.  I then inked and chalked each piece before adhering them together to create my finished Candy Corn Cutie.

As I set my Candy Corn off to the side to ensure it dries, I moved on to my card base. My card base is a standard A2 sized card created with Kraft Cardstock.  For the mat of the card, I cut it down 1/4" smaller than the base and used Neenah Cardstock.  I had the perfect stamp in my stash from Lawn Fawn, entitled, "How You Bean? Candy Corn Add-On. With my Misti and a bit of masking, I stamped several layers of this yummy candy corn stamp down onto the bottom half of my cardstock. 

With the masking adjusted and on the top layers of my stamp, I then used some of my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to blend out some of the candy corn colors towards the top of the card.

I colored the candy corn images using my Copics.  I also stamped the top of the card with the sentiments that came in the Lawn Fawn stamp set.

Once everything was dried, I added some foam mounting tape to the back of my adorable candy corn to allow him to "pop-up" a bit and adhered him onto the card.

I am super happy with how this sweet Halloween treat card turned out. 
Below is a complete list of the supplies and materials I used to create this card:


Bazzill Cardstock

ReCollections Kraft Cardstock

Neenah Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Broken China

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Art Glitter Glue

Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, N0

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink Pad


Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen


I hope that you enjoyed today's treat!! 
I wish you all a very Safe & Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fall Themed Deco Mesh Bow

Good morning crafty friends!! Today I am stopping in to share a Deco Mesh Bow that I created.  How super cute is this ?!?!


I have always struggled with trying to create bows with ribbon.  Usually, my bows turn out looking like a jumbled mess or just don't seem to stay together very well, lol. But my bow making worries are now over......YAY!!!!  I decided that I was going to use Deco Mesh (and a small amount of ribbon along with some other goodies) to make this Fall themed bow that you see here. I have a complete tutorial on how to create this bow on my YouTube Channel, which I will link below if you would like to stop by and check it out.  And what better way is there to complete and finish off this super cute bow than by adding an adorable Cutie KaToodle from KaDoodle Bug Designs as my center embellishment.

I just love this Scarecrow Bear and he screams Fall, so he was perfect for this project.  He is made using Bazzill Cardstock. All pieces were cut using my Cricut Explore. I also added my sentiment, "Happy Fall Ya'll", to the center piece of the pumpkin, by using the writing feature in Cricut Design Space.  Below are all the products I used to create my paper piecing:



Bazzill Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Art Glitter Glue

Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

Pigma Micron Pen 01 - Black


The tutorial for creating the Deco Mesh Bow can be found on my YouTube Channel here:  https://youtu.be/xeBwMn6F0oY
I hope you will stop by and check it out. If you enjoy my video, please give me a thumbs up and also feel free to share it as well.

Thank you for stopping by and as always, 
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!