Friday, February 26, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Wreath....

Happy Friday my crafty friends!! I've been a bit under the weather lately, but thankfully I am feeling much better now.  Today I created this St. Patrick's Day Themed wreath. Cute right?!?!

This was super easy to put together and fun as well. For the wreath portion of this project, I used a 12" Flora Craft Foam ring which you can find in pretty much any craft store.  I had tons of white tulle in my stash, so I picked up a roll of ReCollections green glittered tulle - cause what is St. Patty's Day without Green???  I cut down my tulle and tied each piece around the foam ring.  I added a few felt shamrocks along the rim as well.

As for the lucky little bear featured in the middle of my wreath, he is the current Freebie file over at KaDoodle Bug Designs. You can find him here:

Here is a list of all supplies I used to create this project:

12" Flora Craft Foam Ring
ReCollections Tulle (White & Glittered Green)
Celebrate It - Felt Shamrocks
Bazzill Card stock
ReCollections Card stock
Color Box Chalk Inks (Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Dark Brown, French Blue, Fresh Green)
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer
Pebbles Classis Chalks - Earth Tone Shades
Darice - Multi Sized Dots Embossing Folder
Pigma Micron Pen (005)
White Gelly Roll Pen

I hope you all enjoyed today's creation. Have a great crafty weekend and I will see you again soon!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine Themed Mini Flip Memory Book

Happy Friday! If you came over from the KaDoodle Bug Valentine Hop, thank you for visiting! For my project today, I created a Valentine Themed Mini Flip Memory Book. Flip books seem to be a big trend right now and I could not wait to create this Valentine's Day Flip Book to share with you all. This flip book measures approximately 6" x 6". The paper I used for the base of this flip book is from the Pebbles "Yours Truly" Designer Paper Pad. To adhere my pages together so that they could "flip" easily, I used Doodlebug Design Inc. Bubblegum Swiss Dot Washi Tape.

The cover of this book features the Cutie KaToodles Honey Pot Peeker Bear which you can find here:
This adorable little honey bear is made using Bazzill card stock. He has been inked with Color Box Chalk Inks and highlights and finishing touches were added using a white Gelly Roll pen and a Pigma Micron Pen (005). Also added to the front of my book, I used some more Doodlebug Designs Washi Tape (Because after all, who doesn't love washi tape?) The washi tape I used is: Bubblegum Swiss Dots, Hugs & Kisses and Sweethearts. My "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment was stamped onto the heart using StazOn Ink and is from a ReCollections Valentine's Day stamp set.

Now to get into the fun of the book... Flip open the cover and here you have more cuteness!! Yay!! On the left side, I have a paper piecing from the Cutie KaToodles Valentine Bumble Bears file which you can find here: 
I added some more Doodle Bug Designs Washi in the upper corner and I have a single mat adhered on the right. This can be used for adding photos or journaling.

On the right side, I created a waterfall type effect with my mats. They are adhered with Doodlebug Designs Washi Tape (Ladybug Swiss Dot). And at the top of each of these mats, I used petite words from the Authentique "Crush Collection" as sentiments. Three more paper pieced hearts complete this page. Again, all of these mats can be used for those amazing photos and/or journaling that you want to cherish forever.

Flip the left page open and now there is even more real estate for you. The paper piecings on the middle and left side are again from KaDoodle Bug Designs - Cutie KaToodles Valentine Bumble Bears file. The center page has another photo/journaling mat as does the right top page.

Now, flip that center page up and you have.....

even more cuteness!! WooHoo!!! So, starting at the top center page, the adorable paper piecing is the Cutie KaToodles Honey Wheelbarrow Bear from KaDoodle Bug Designs which is available here: 
This adorable bear is adhered to a pocket that I created for this page. To embellish the pocket, I added Adhesive Paper Ribbon from K&Company and then added my cute bear in the middle. Tucked into the pocket and adhered to the base of this page is a pink doily from ReCollections.  I made two tags (which of course are removable) to add to this packet as well.  Again, they may be decorated or used however you'd like. I embellished each tag with some more Adhesive Paper Ribbon and some pink and white twine from ReCollections.

The bottom center page has two more photo/journaling mats with some more valentine's day sentiments from the petite words collection I mentioned earlier. I added another paper pieced heart embellishment at the top right corner of this page.  In the bottom left corner I made a small envelope to store some more of your small treasure in. 

And there you have it, the completed mini flip book. I had a blast creating this and I can't wait to make some more. Thank you for visiting today and I will you see you all again real soon with another fun creation!!

~~  Jana

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You Fill My Heart.....

Hi everybody. Today I would like to share my inspiration for the Leinzlove Tear Bear Challenge Blog (

This card was created using a svg file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

The base of this card is made using ReCollections card stock and patterned paper from the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Stack - "Stacked with Love".

My paper pieced bear and mug are from the Love Cocoa Bear file at KaDoodle Bug Designs, which you can find here:  I uploaded this file to Design Space and cut out each piece using my Cricut Explore. Once all my pieces were cut, I then used Color Box Chalk Inks to shade each piece. To adhere them together, I used Aleene's Tacky Glue. Once my cute little Cocoa Bear was assembled, I used a white Gelly Roll Pen to add some highlights.

In designing the base of the card, I used washi tape from Doodlebug Designs Inc. (Sweet Heart) and ran two strips diagonally. I added my paper pieced bear to the card and added a red rosette to the top right corner. My sentiment "You Fill My Heart" is from the Valentine's Day Stamp Set from ReCollections. I stamped it onto a banner using Color Box Chalk Ink (Lipstick Red).

To complete my card, I added four Rouge sequins from Craft Medley to the top left corner.

I hope that you enjoy my creation and will come back and visit again real soon!!