Wednesday, March 16, 2016

When life hands you a lemon....

Happy Wednesday!!! Today I am sharing a card I created using two files from KaDoodle Bug Designs: Cutie KaToodles Lemonade Turtle and Shoptastic Cuties - Lemon Cutie  I just love how easy these files can be used together.

This card measures 6" x 6". The base of this card as well as the paper used for my sentiment are made with patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas - Mambi Sheets - Baby Girl Stack.

My adorable little lemon cutie and turtle are made using Bazzill and ReCollections card stock. Each piece was cut using my Cricut Explore and then hand chalked using Color Box Chalk Inks and Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks.  Pieces were adhered together using Aleene's Tacky Glue and highlights were then added using a white Gelly Roll Pen and a Pigma Micron pen (005).

My sentiment, "When life hands you a lemon.... Make Lemonade!" was written using my Cricut Explore using the "Chloe" font with a Cricut Pen in Sour Apple.

I hope you enjoyed my creation and will see you soon with more!!! Have a terrific day!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Make a Wish.....

Happy 5th Birthday to KaDoodle Bug Designs!!!!! In honor of their Birthday, I created this adorable gift bag using their Cutie KaToodles Happy Birthday Cat file which you can find here:

For my gift bag, I used two (2) pieces of 12" x 12" patterned card stock by Lilybee Design (Hello Sunshine - Twirl). On each piece, I scored all four sides at 3". I then folded on my score lines and trimmed off the excess and adhered my bag together using score tape. I punched holes on the top of each side and added a piece of red satin ribbon from ReCollections.

For my paper piecing, I used both Bazzill and ReCollections card stock along with Velvet Paper (Blaze) which I used on the cats hat and bow tie.

I used Color Box Chalk Inks in: Maroon, Blue Lagoon, Seattle Sky and Yellow Citrus to shade each piece. I adhered all of the pieces together using Aleene's Tacky Glue and added highlights using a White Gelly Roll Pen.

For my sentiment, "Make A Wish", I used my Cricut Explore to write it using the "Thoughts and Phrases - Brush Script" font onto a scalloped circle and then added some blue stickles along the edge.

I made a 1.25" rosette using ReCollections paper and added a few pieces from the banner file. I added white stitching to each piece using a White Gelly Roll pen. I again, layered and adhered all my pieces together using Aleene's Tacky Glue.

I love how this project turned out and I am very Happy to be celebrating KaDoodle Bug Designs 5th Birthday with them!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope to see you all again real soon!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Enjoy the Sweet Things in Life!!!

Hi there and Happy Thursday! Today I am sharing this super cute card that I created using patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs. 

This card measures 6" x 6" and was super fun to create. I really like how it turned out and can't wait to send it to somebody special!

The following materials were used to make this card:

  • Bazzill Card Stock
  • ReCollections Card Stock
  • Patterned Paper: Pebbles Garden Party Paper Pad

  • Color Box Chalk Inks & Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks

  • White Gelly Roll Pen

  • Ranger Glossy Accents

  • Stickles - Glam Pink

  • Ribbon from my Stash

  • Craftin' Desert Diva's Banner Dies
  • Sentiment: "Enjoy the Sweet Things in Life!" was written with a Cricut Pen (Pink Crystal) using the Elizabeth Font in Cricut Design Space
I hope you enjoyed today's creations. Hope to see you all again real soon with some more super fun makes!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

St. Patty's Day Greetings....

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

To create this card, I used a svg file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I used ReCollections card stock for my card base as well as my paper pieced lucky owl.

My paper pieced owl is from the "Cute Lucky Owls" 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 the pieces were cut, I used my Color Box Chalk Inks to shade each piece. To adhere them together, I used Aleene's Tacky Glue. Once completely dried, I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add some highlights to the finished piece.

In designing the base of the card, I used some green and gold washi tape from Little B that I had in my stash and added it to the top left corner.  I ran a strip of gold glitter tape from ReCollections along the bottom of the card as well.  I added some green jute twine and a shamrock button (also from ReCollections) for added textures and that extra pop of green.

My stamped sentiment, "Happy St. Patty's Day" is from a Studio G stamp set and is stamped on using StazOn Jet Black Ink. 

I hope that you enjoyed my creation for today and I hope to see you come back soon and visit again! Happy crafting my friends!

~ Jana