Sunday, December 20, 2015

Season's Greetings

 Season's Greetings everyone!

Today I am sharing my cute spin on Kadoodle Bug Designs Christmas Ginger Cookies. If you are looking for a super quick assembly, this guy is the one for you.
By the way, have you seen the newest line to hit the KBD store? If not, you really should head on over there and scoop up the super cute Whimsical Inklings sets before the sale ends at the end of the year.

 Of course, where would I be if I didn't pair this super cute gingy with my Jaded Blossom dies and stamps.

The window is actually a shaker box in case you can't tell. To get the appearance of snow on my vellum I used Tim Holtz, "Falling Snow" embossing folder. The amazing thing about embossing the vellum is that it created the white snow backdrop without me having to add any inks to it. Score!

If you are looking to make a super easy, fast card, this Gingy may be the one for you.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I hope you have a scrappy day!

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Nutcracker

Aloha all,

Thanks for stopping by. For my latest project, I want to share the cute new files that came out over at Kadoodle Bug The store is having another spectacular sale and everything is 90% off right now.

Even though I have the eBrush, I saw that crayola had their own version of an airbrush called, Crayola Marker Airbrush and thought I would much rather have my daughter use that then my eBrush to use on her various school projects.
It's a great alternative to figure out if an eBrush is for you but, the downside to Crayola is you having to keep pumping air into the chamber. The whole nature scene was shaded using the Crayola Marker Airbrush and the good thing about this airbrush is that the markers are water based and therefore can get wiped off of your craft area, table,  etc.

 As soon as I saw KBD's  Nutcracker file, I just knew that I had to recreate it.
To help me with this project I used Samantha Walker's Snowman Bendy Card Design ID #107014 from the Silhouette Online Store.

Of course you will need to edit your points to get rid of your snowman which will then leave you with the landscape scene which just by itself is so beautiful I almost didn't want to attach anything to it.
At first my Nutcracker looked so lonely on this card I decided to add in the lamppost and the little mice. Aren't the mice too darn cute?

This file can be purchased here. There are so many new cuties out your not going to want to miss this spectacular sale.

There was one small tree added to the left of the card and this too came from the Silhouette Online store, Design ID #52802.

Of course this project wouldn't be complete without my JB goodies, Christmas wishes and the candy charms and banner die.

 I hope this card inspires you to play as well and if so, please leave me a comment. I would love to come visit your creation.
Speaking of other people's creations. Amanda Jones did her own version of paper on the glass blocks and it came out super adorable. You can visit her project here.

Mahalo for visiting and wishing you and yours the Merriest Christmas!

As always, have a scrappy day!

Friday, December 11, 2015

From Our House to Yours

Aloha everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.

 I found this lovely diorama tutorial from Mel Stampz and just knew I had to try my hand at creating my own.
This was super easy to put together with my handy dandy silhouette, dies, stamps and the super cute svg moose.

To recreate Melz diorama without using the products she used, I turned to my Silhouette and the online store.

 (Just a side note, if you have ever thought about purchasing a subscription, I highly encourage for you to get one. I joined during their Black Friday sale and am totally loving it so far.)

Next, I used some basic shapes found in the store as well to help create the inner and outer frame for my cupcake box.

 I must mention, the file that I found for the cupcake box came with handles. If you use a box with handles you will need to do some cropping to remove the handles. If you decide to keep the handles, please keep in mind that your shape's width and length may not be equal and you will need to make sure your shape is placed so that the widest part of your shape is horizontal. You don't want the shortest part horizontal because you will need width to create your scene. I hope that makes sense.

To create the red band on the outside frame you have to offset on the inside of your shape instead of the outside.

 For the inner frame (cupcake holder) release the shape it comes with and replace it with a smaller shape of your outer frame, align your new shape over the existing shape and you may also have to fiddle with the length and width of your new shape. Once you are satisfied with your new shape, remove the original shape and create a new compound path.

I used Pretty Pink Posh stitched borders #3 for the edging around my frame, and paired it with the house found on Taylored Expressions Baby, It's Cold Outside stamp.
The back of the frame was created using my Lawn Fawn snowfall die and their Christmas tree stamps.

For the end result of course I had to top it off with my Jaded Blossom Holiday dies and their tags die. The sentiment comes from Elizabeth Craft Designs Merry and Bright.

It's hard to see but I found this adorable cloud stamp by October Afternoon from the Saturday funnies series and fussycut the clouds out.
To add a little more pow to my diorama I threw in some miniature led lights and there you have it!

Hope you guys enjoyed this project and are encouraged to make your own. 

Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season and as always, have yourself a scrappy day!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Naughty or Nice

Aloha everyone,

Can you believe it's December already? Or that we now have 25 days left to buy or create gifts? Where did the time go?

 Anyway, for my project today, I decided to make something to help get the little ones to be a little more courteous and to mind their p's and q's.

What better way to do that than by thinking out of the box and taking Kadoodle Bug Designs CK Devil Bear and incorporating it onto Santa's Naughty List.

 Did you happen to notice the Official Elf Report Card there? This little cutie came from Jaded Blossom and their Layered Frame and Journal Die fits this stamp very well.
As a matter of fact, this die was also used to help create the background for my Naughty or Nice bears.

In case you're wondering where the stand and dice came from, they came from the Silhouette Online Store by Samantha Walker #34295 and #34296. Did you also hear about the fantabulous sale going on at the store? All the designs are 50% off so now would probably be a really good time to stock up on all of your favorite designs.
I digress, back on track to my design.

Of course, no naughty bear is complete if there is no angel bear present. 
To help with that I used KBD's CK Angel Bear. Hopefully this bear is the one that our little kiddos will strive to aim for.

To get that beautiful sparkle to her wings my much loved Stickles came into play.

  First, ink the wing edges in your preferred color and add your Stickles onto the surface. I used Crystal to get that sparkle effect. The halo was made using glitter cardstock and the metallic gold background paper was embossed with Sizzix Merry Christmas embossing folder.

Once again, the camera does this cutie pie no justice and you really have to see this in person to see all the beautiful details in it.

I wanted to make sure that the two cards are interchangeable so that each day our little ones can try again to earn their name on the Nice list and what makes this stamp so perfect is that even if your little one somehow manages to make it onto the Naughty List, you can always make another card :)
Mahalo for visiting me and I hope you come back soon. 
As usual, have a scrappy day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Merry and Bright

Welcome to KaDoodle Bug Design's Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today! At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design team. 

You should be arriving from Sonja's  blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the KaDoodle Bug Design's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is the project I created:

Lately, I have been seeing so many posts with everyone using vinyl to decorate their glass blocks. Paper is more my element than vellum so I decided to see if I could still decorate the glass and make it look just as cute as vinyl.

If you are inspired to try your hand to create your own version, make sure the glass is nice and clean.

I was able to use my regular craft glue to lay my project down onto the glass.

I found the multicolored lights, twine material with snow attached at Walmart in the holiday section.

By the way, aren't these penguins the cutest?

Here is a close up of my project and if you look closer you can see the material inside the block.

Thanks for hopping with us and good luck to you all in winning all the new designs being released for the holidays. They are just too cute!

Thanks for stopping by and now you should be moving on to my fabulous Dt sister:

Now for the Blog Hop Prize! 
8 FILES, that's right every new file used in this hop today!

What do you need to do to be eligible for this amazing prize?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 22 MST to be eligible for the prizes.
3. Be sure you "Like" KaDoodle Bug Design Facebook Fanpage
4.  If you do all of the above, check back at the KBD Fanpage for the winner on Tuesday, November 24th 

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Believe in the Season

Aloha everyone,

  Thank you so much for joining me today.
If you are all like me, you are seriously procrastinating on your Christmas crafts and gifts.

This season I am trying to stay ahead by getting a jump start on some of my holiday crafts. 

Anyway, on to my project for the day.

I want to share with you this super cute CK-Cupcake snowman.
 To add a different spin  to my project, I decided to make a holiday ornament tag, charm, etc.

I found this plastic ornament at my local craft store and it measures approximately 3.954 in diameter.

   The snowman is cut at 3.354 in height and 2.050 in width. To give the snowman that cotton texture on his hat and gloves I used a product called Snow-Tex. Because this product is wet, I used a paper clip and a toothpick to help lay it down exactly where I wanted it to be placed.

 The pine tree in the background is from Stampin Up's Festival of Trees. This tree was then embossed with my Versamarker pen and with Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.

    The photo really does this enamel no justice.

The Santa silhouette also comes from Stampin Up's Holiday Home.

   To finish up the details in this globe I added the smallest circle found in JB's circle dies.

I also used some faux snow to give my ornament that shaker appearance.

I used Mod Podge to glue my ornament onto my paper. Trying to stay away from the E600, due to it having cancer causing agents inside of it. To cover up any glue mistakes and to help place the tag, I wrapped twine around the globe and topped it off with Jaded Blossom's holly die and stamp.

Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you all have a scrappy day :)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Give Thanks Turkey Wreath

Aloha all,

I have just been in love with all of the wreath possibilities.  There are just too many ways to use these as a decoration for any occasion.

 I couldn't resist making a fall wreath of KBD's CK-Give Thanks Turkey in hindsight I should have used CK-Pumpkin Turkey so that my turkey could have some feet.

Should you make this cutie, now you know which turkey you need to grab.

For the wreath colors, I used burgundy, gold, green and orange tulle. Because these colors are so light I first had to paint my foam wreath yellow using acrylic paint found at my local Walmart.

I highly advise painting your wreath.

This wreath is about 8 inches in diameter.

I did  not use the whole turkey to create my wreath, so if you decide to replicate this here are the measurements.

Please keep the body, eyes, beak and nose, wattle (red dangly piece) grouped together and expand to a height of 9.721. 

  Of course, you are more than welcome to make this guy bigger or as small as you please.

The orange flickering lights inside the wreath are actually Halloween lights that I got on sale.

To finish off my masterpiece I embossed the wings of my turkey using a Fall embossing folder from Darice and the wattle was embossed using Tim Holtz Snowfall embossing folder.

The leaves wrapped around the wreath are actually a wire leaves decoration string found at my local craft store.

For those of you that know me so well, this project simply would not be complete without my handy dandy JB dies and stamps. The dies are from JB's Fall dies and the stamp sentiment comes from their Holiday Treat Tags stamp.

Mahalo for stopping by and as always, I hope you all have a crafty day :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Aloha everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween weekend and if you don't celebrate it then I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

 My little lady is 16 and considers herself too old for Trick or Treating but she's never too old to dress up.
     This year she dressed up as Russell from Disney's "UP".

Thanks to Pinterest, there  are plenty of DIY sites to help us make this a success!

Moving on with my story. My daughter had to participate in a scavenger hunt and brought home CANDY! (Part of their scavenger hunt included going trick or treating)

I have more candy in my house than I really should! Holy mother of pearl, I can just feel my cavities forming with all this candy!
 In order to get this candy out of my house I used this super cute chocolate moose from Kadoodle Bug Designs and if you hurry, you can purchase this little fellow for just 0.25 cents!

The super cute Christmas lights decorating the antlers were found at JoAnne's. They were the perfect size for my moose. This little fellow is cut at 3.933hx3.392w and was probably one of the easiest assemblies I have had so far.

The Candy Caddy, sentiment from Gingerbread Wishes and tag die is from Jaded Blossom.

The scenic background was created using Lawn Fawn's, Forest border.

Mahalo for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something cute and creative.

As usual, I hope you all have a scrappy day :)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cutie Pie Monster Wreath

 Aloha everyone,

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are anything like me and have a million and one things going on, you probably aren't ready for Halloween yet.

I can't believe it's coming up this weekend already! Where did the time go?

Anyway, on to my project.

I have seen so many cute Halloween wreaths pop up on my Pinterest wall I just knew I wanted to try my hand at creating one.

To make this wreath, I used a seven inch foam wreath, three rolls of teal glitter tulle, two rolls of purple glitter tulle, invisible stretch string, one set of miniature purple flashing lights, matching card stock and BAM!

My one word of advise for you, is maybe tape the foam with painters tape. My wreath actually fell to the floor and broke into four pieces. I believe this may have been caused by the stress of wrapping my lights around the wreath.

If you want to have your wreath flash as well, the next step would be to wrap the lights around the foam.
 After having completed the first two steps, just grab your primary color and wrap it around the foam several times and tie it off using the standard regular knot tie. Follow this up with your secondary color and keep going from there.

You may not like the way it's shaping up at first, but please keep going. The end result is stunning and you will be happy that you followed through with your wreath.

Now for my little monster. You can grab this little cutie pie here and if you hurry you can grab her for just 33 cents!
While you're there check out all the other cuties for sale and don't forget to grab their freebie.

It's a little hard to see, but I actually used loose pink flock to accent her monster costume and the result is too cute.
She is just so soft and cuddly. 

To finish up this creation, I used an oldie but goody from Jaded Blossom called, "Halloween Treats" and added their bat fro their Halloween dies to the center.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a scrappy day!

Hope your Halloween is simply boo-tiful!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Aloha all,

For my project today, I decided to make a topper for a birthday favor bag.

Isn't this bear just the cutest? When I saw him on the KBD store, I just knew that he would be the perfect image for celebrating sweet treats.
       If you have never shopped at the store, please know that all files are $1.00 and while your there grab some freebies. They are totally adorable and once the freebies are gone, they are gone!

To showcase the sundae bear, I used my double scallop doily die from Whimsy Stamps.

 The scallop border die is from Pretty Pink Posh that was cut at 1"x12". This made it super easy for me to continue to keep a nice straight cut with the die. Of course, the die cut was cut in half so that it could cover the top and bottom of my bag. Did you notice the shading on the edges of the die cut? If so, you have an eagle eye!

 I have an eBrush but I decided to play with a cheaper invention by none other than Crayola. I used their Marker Airbrush and for the most part it was fun except for the steady pumping of air into the compressor.  Overall, I was happy with the end result.

Have I mentioned my love for Jaded Blossom stamps? If not, let me do so now :) The sentiment for the favor bag is from none other than Jaded Blossom. But of course, you already guessed that, didn't you?

Thanks for visiting me today and as usual, I hope you have a scrappy day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Fall

Aloha all,

         Thanks for stopping by and checking in with me :) For my craft creation today, I want to share with you a simple but cute fall card.

          Of course, the file for this creation is from Kadoodle Bug Designs and they are having a super fabulous sale going right now that will last until Friday.

          To celebrate the cooler weather and the change of the season I decided to craft a fall card. This summer sure has been a scorcher and I'm more than happy to say goodbye till next year.
           So sorry, this card is not as elaborate as some of my previous cards but I believe it carries its own little charm.

      This little cutie is from KBD's Nut'n Better Than Fall.  To add a little more pizzaz to my card I incorporated my Whimsy Stamps, Double Scallop Doily die. The background tree is Memory Box Designs, Grand Oak Tree.

      To create that fall appearance to the tree I used Petal Soft Vintage Christmas. I really like the colors in this and these colors can be so versatile in many seasonal creations.

     Finally, to add the finishing touch to my creation, of course, I had to use my much loved JB goodies to help me out. The dies and stamp set used in this card are:
     Harvest Signs and Fall dies.

         Thanks for stopping by and as usual, I hope you have a scrappy day :)


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome to My Crypt

Aloha all,

         Thanks for stopping by today. I can't wait for the first day of October so I can bust out my Halloween supplies and decorate my condo and the outside. So excited!

          For my project today, I used Kbd's Tombtone Dragon  as the witchy owls pumpkin to give my card that much need Halloween accessory. Halloween is just not complete without a pumpkin.

          I found the awesome card base in the Silhouette online store. This card is by Samantha Walker, design ID #95060.

          Did you happen to notice my roof? If so, that was created using my Darice "Notebook Paper" embossing folder.  It created that perfect wood slats to my rooftop. 

          Look a little closer at the roof. Notice the crackle effect? That came from none other than my favorite stamp carrier, Jaded Blossom Stamps and Dies.
          As a matter of fact, this card is seriously tricked out with Jaded Blossom accessories.

          The little skeleton waving in the window is another stamp provided by Jaded Blossom as well as the sentiment on the crypt.

           Of course, the bat and ghost are another one of JB's die creations.  This die set is a must have to add to your Halloween collection. 

           No matter the occasion, the ladies over at Jaded Blossom have a sentiment for everything and I just love their customer service.

 Mahalo for taking the time to stop by and check out my latest creation.

                                   As always, I hope you have a scrappy day!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fishing You A Great Day

Hi guys,

       Thanks for stopping by today. For today's project I want to share with you a card I cased from Bibiana's bendi fold card.

       This is such a unique style and I just had to share this with you guys. Of course, I used my handy dandy Silhouette to create the card and rectangles. "Why buy the die when your Silhouette can recreate it to any size you like ?", is my motto.

      I have never done a "man" card but as soon as I saw the moose fishing from Kaboodle Bug Designs I just knew that I had to try my hand at it.

      Love the outcome and so does my hubby. Know it's a winner when he thinks it's a man card.

      To create my clouds I used scrap paper and my cloud die from Mama Elephant. I laid my paper die cut out onto the card, grabbed my Tim Holtz sponger and my Memento Sky blue and sponge layered my clouds.
       If  this is your first time creating clouds like this, there are plenty of YouTube videos to show you how.

  I have to admit, when I first started layering my clouds I was ready to scrap it. So happy I just kept going and now I will tell you the same thing. Just keep layering the clouds. The end result will speak for itself.

   Notice my cute little forest border in the back? That little cut came from Lawn Fawn.

   To top the card off, I used Scrappy Mom Stamps Amusing Animals and topped it off with my Jaded Blossom die.

Thanks for stopping by and as always,

Hope you have a scrappy day!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hello Birthday Girl

Hi all,

                      Thanks for swinging by today. For today's card, I decided to try to create a more 3d style card with my Bazzill shimmer papers.

                      Inspiration for this card came from my craft sister over at Sugar Bean Creations. She makes some of the cutest cards and I encourage you to pay her a visit.

                      I found the mermaid splash pop up card, design ID #63237 in the Silhouette online store.

                    Several modifications were made to this card by removing the mermaid and all of her scenery that accompanies this card. That left me with the exterior and the interior of the shell. By using a flower roller and rolling it around the card, I was able to create a more curved effect to the card.
                  I enlarged KBD's Mermaid Lagoon mermaid and lengthened the loose seaweed to surround her. Accents to the seaweed was made using my absolutely need in my stash stickles.

                Using my much loved ink chalks, I  was able to shade in the little  stones littering the floor and actually just folded the seaweed over to make it stand up instead of gluing it down with the stone. The outcome is just fabulous!

Details to this little cuties face were made using my white gellyroll pen and my 0.05 LePen. As you can see, different colors of stickles were used on her starfish bra and hair barrettes.

The little tiny blue beads were found at my local craft store and added that finishing touch to my sea floor as well as creating the impression of bubbles floating amongst "Ariel" and her friends.

The tag and stamp (Hello, Hello) came from Jaded Blossom.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a scrappy day!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Just Chicken In

Aloha all,

Thanks for stopping by. I saw this amazing chicken pen card by Karen Burniston  and just knew that it had to be recreated.  Unfortunately, I do not own the chicken wire die but thanks to Craft Edge I was able to find a free svg.
          Of course, I had to use KBD's adorable rooster. The cardstock used came from my local craft store and I used my chalk ink to give it a splash of brown. 

I was going for that distressed wood look. Didn't quite turn out the way I had hoped but I am still very pleased with the outcome.
              To finish this card off I added some fall colored flowers to the edge and some hay to poke out of the coop. The card is from one of my favorite blogs to follow, A star for Chiemi. I highly recommend you go visit her page. She makes some of the cutest creations.

              Of course my card would not be complete without using my favorite stamps and dies from Jaded Blossom.

               I hope you enjoyed my card and if you decide to put a different spin on this, please let me know. I would love to see what you come up with.

                Hope you all have a scrappy day and a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mourner's Top Hat

Hi all,

               Have I told you that Halloween is my favorite holiday? I just love looking at all the creative costumes, haunted houses and of course the much needed, highly anticipated, free candy! LOL! I have a serious sweet tooth.

               Anyway, enough about me, on to my creation. For today's project, I want to share with you my much beloved Mourner's Top Hat by SnapDragon Snippets. This design can also be found in the Silhouette online store, # 67665.

                 Isn't this hat amazing! When I first started this hat, I was ready to scrap it. But I am so glad that I just kept going with it and the result to me is amazing. To create the splatter effects I used a regular black crayola marker and just splashed it all over my paper piecings, let it dry, embossed it with Stampin Up's Spider Web embossing folder, and inked edges.     
              The skull with the feather boa was found at Joanne's and to add accents to the hat, I used dies from Jaded Blossom.
             To create the worn, distressed feather look, I just brushed the feathers back and forth over my jeans, assembled all the pieces and viola!

Hope you guys enjoyed this and as usual, wishing you all a scrappy day!


Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School

Hi everyone,

Thanks for swinging by today.

Living in Hawaii, our school system is a little different from the continental U.S. Here, our children are on what is considered a year round system, meaning we started school back in July.

One of the required items that continuously keeps making an appearance on my daughter's school supply list is her handy dandy composition book.
Needles to say, I hate the black and white marble cover and even though my daughter is in high school, it must be revamped!

For my project today, I made a super simple book cover and in honor of returning back to school, KBD's cute school owl was used as my center piece. The background frames was made using my Mama Elephant dies. If you never heard about this company, I encourage you to take a look and see what you like. They have the cutest stamps and accompanying dies.

To create the binding cover, I cut my yellow cardstock at 2.5 inches wide and wrapped it over my chosen scrap paper cover and covered the seam of my binding cover with ribbon I found at my local craft fair.

This super cute original cover ensures that my daughter will always be able to find her composition book first and will be able to get a head start on her assignments before the rest of the class. It also has the added benefit of the teacher always remembering whose book they are checking as well.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a scrappy day!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Delightful & Frightful Frankie

Aloha all,

This past weekend I decided to play around with Samantha Walker's castle bendy card that I found in the Silhouette online store design ID #53879.

I've had this file in my stash for awhile now and never quite knew what to do with it until KBD made the super cute Charmkin Cutie-Frankie file.

I used my eBrush to add a two tone texture to the main part of the castle and embossed using a Tim Holtz brick folder. The red roof as accented with crackle glaze to age the roof and the turrets were also shaded in using my eBrush.

For the lower castle wall, I had to do some tweaking by making two duplicates, releasing the compound path, taking away the bricks, editing the points in the second duplicate, so that it left me with the yellow doorway and viola! I love the finished look.

For Frankie, I resorted back to my inks and chalks to shade in all the edges.
Confession time, I used more than one file from KBD to make this card. If you look to the left of the fence, you will notice a little spider sitting on a web. This spider came from KBD's Bride of Frankie. The moon, stars and arched cat came from KBD's soon to be retired Halloween house scene.

For the stamp sentiment I used Jaded Blossom's, "Too Cute to Spook" as well as their Fall dies sign post and combined it with the Halloween dies.
As you can see, the super cute ghost came from the Halloween die as well. To get her super cute facial expression, I used my stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps labeled Sweet on you.

                       Too Cute To SpookFall  Dies
                                                Halloween Dies              
For Frankie and the other individual pieces, I went back to using my chalks and inks to edge the fine details. To top off the finishing touch to my card creation I used mini flat back beads by Taylored Expressions.

I hope you all enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by.

Mahalo and I hope you have a scrappy day.