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Bugs & Kisses

Friday, August 25th, 2017

   Happy Fri-yay, y’all! I’m so happy it’s the weekend! This was my kids’ first full week of school and I’ve missed them like crazy!

   I’m over on the CDD blog sharing this sweet little card I made using the Ladybug Garden stamp set. I fell in love with this set the minute I first saw it! I just love ladybugs and have always been told they bring good luck to those they choose to land on.

   I stamped out the ladybug holding the pot of flowers, the caterpillar, and a flower onto some Copic XPress it cardstock using Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn. I cut them out with my Scan N’ Cut.

   To create my scene, I used the middle rectangle from the Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies. These dies really help frame out a scene on a card. They’ve quickly become one of my go to dies! Plus, that double stitched edge is to die for (pun totally intended)! It’s layered 3 times with kraft cardstock. I also cut out the fence and a layer of grass from the Outdoor Landscape 2 dies. I sponged Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink over the grass layer and I used Broken China Distress Oxide ink for the sky.

   Here are a couple close ups so you can see the detail in the images. In these you can really see the wire I used for the antenna. I used glossy accents to hold it in place as this makes it really stay and not be able to twist around or slide out.

   I do hope you’ve enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to go create something using the amazing CDD products!.


Copics Used:

Bear: E44, E43, E42, E41 / R02, R00 / Nose: E49, E47, E44
Pot: YR27, E97, YR65
Red: R39, R29, R27, R24
Black: W10, W8, W6
Green: G46, G43, G40


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Floating Birthday Wishes

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

   Hey, y’all! I’m sharing a card I created for the Craftin’ Desert Divas August Mood Board Challenge! To play along, just use CDD products with the mood board inspiration, and then share it on social media. Be sure to tag Craftin’ Desert Divas with #cddmonthly for a chance to win! More information is available in the Files section of the Craftin’ Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group.

   In this theme, I see birthday stuff! So, I made a cute little birthday card using the “Happy Hello” digital stamp. This stamp is SO cute and I’ve had my eye on it for a while to make a birthday card.

   I colored her up with Copic markers to match Doodlebug’s Fairy Tales set. Can you tell I like Doodlebug? For this one, I decided to make a shaker card. I cut out everything using my Scan N’ Cut. I only had to cut a little with my craft knife to get the insides of the balloon strings. I did decide to use a silver thread for the balloon strings instead of the black lines. Yeah, it took a little longer, but I think it was worth it.

   To make the frame for the shaker, I used the Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies from Craftin’ Desert Divas. These have very quickly become a go-to die for me. For the filler in my shaker window, I used hot pink and purple micro beads, clear iridescent seed beads, and iridescent star sequins. I just LOVE how it came out! It’s very girly and since I have 8 nephews and only 2 nieces I don’t get to make very many girly cards.
   For a finishing touch, there’s an extra thick layer of Glossy Accents over the balloons. This is because when the first layer was almost dry, I was messing around with it thinking I could be careful and finish the card while it was still wet and stuck my thumb in it. 🙁 So, I had to put another layer.

   For the inside, I decided to use a little sentiment from the 6×6 Fairy Tales paper pad. I think it looks perfect!


Copics Used:

Elephant: N5, N3, N1, N0 / R02, R00
Bird: BG57, BG53, 0 / YR04, YR02 / Y15, Y13
Balloons: V15, V12, V01 / RV66, V05, RV63 / RV55, RV02, RV52 / Y15, Y13, Y11 / YR07, YR04, YR02 / YG07, YG03, YG01


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Live, Love, Plan for teachers!

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

   Welcome to Day 2 of the August Craftin’ Desert Divas release! Today, the Divas are sharing 2 new stamps sets, Twinkle Toes & Live, Love, Plan, and a new die set called Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies. Be sure and say “going” to our August Release Event on Facebook! You’ll have a chance to win the stamp sets!

   I get to share my project using Live, Love, Plan! For this sweet little troll set, I decided to make a gift I use to always make for my kiddo’s teachers. Now that my children are in middle school and high school, they don’t want me to send cutesy gifts anymore.

   This is a post-it note holder for a desk. It can also be changed out for the seasons or holidays!

   To make this, I used an acrylic photo frame from Wal-mart, some patterned paper, my colored images, adhesive, and a set of post-it notes.

   I chose to color my images matching Doodlebug’s, very fitting, Back-to-School 6×6 paper pad. I just love that the little worm and owl both have troll hair! I mean, come on!!! How adorable is that???

   After putting the post-it note stack on the front, I added my sentiment using a layer of foam tape and HAD to add the little paper clip from the set! To cut out my sentiment, I used the Flag Banner Dies set. I did some partial die cutting to make the banner fit my sentiment and the size I needed.

   I do hope you like my project. I think you should make some of these for your kids’ teachers. I’ve yet to have a teacher not love it and use it! Plus, they’re super simple and inexpensive!


Copics Used:

Troll: E53, Y15, Y13 / YR18, YR14, YR12 / R02, R00
   Glasses & Shoes: R29, R24, R17, R14
   Hair: YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12
   Shirt: YG07, YG03, YG01 / N2
   Pencil Case: N10, N8, N6 / N3, N1, N0, 0
   Pencils: E31, E30 / B28, B26, B24 / YG07, YG03, YG01 / E53, Y15, Y13 / YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12 / R29, R24, R17, R14 / N2, 0

Owl: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30 / R29, R24 / YG09, YG07, YG03, YG01
Worm: YG09, YG07, YG03, YG01 / YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12


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