Friday, October 31, 2014

Crafty Catz Challenge # 253: Anything Goes

Happy Halloween!!  It's time for another challenge on the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge blog.  This time it's an easy one--Anything Goes.  Our sponsors are:  Yours or Mine and Paper Nest Store.  I had fun coloring this cool digi :-)
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Deacon Goth 
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - Grey chevrons
black glitter ribbon
Chic 'n Scary Cricut cart - skull border @ 1 1/2"
Impression Obsession - Halloween Party stamp set
pop dots
black bling
Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz.
I'm entering this into the following:

Cut It Up Challenge #57: Tags, Tags, Tags

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up challenge blog.  This one has to do with tags.  We want to see at least 2 tags.  And please use a die-cut on your project.  Our great sponsor is Pretty Cute Stamps.    The prize is a $15 coupon to their online store. 

I've made a meander book.  I got the idea by watching this utube video.  This is my second meander book.  I used double-sided paper to make things easier on this one :-)  And this little book is only 3x3 inches square.  Pretty cute, huh?!  I made this one for my son's school pictures.  It's the perfect size for those little wallets.  This one goes from Kinder to 5th grade.  He should be at the same school through the fifth grade.  (unless they decide to rezone--ah, I hope not!)  He's only in first grade so I will add the rest of the pics as I get them :-)  I'm planning on making one for my daughter, too. 

Okay, ready to meander through my book?? :-)


Echo Park Paper- Little Boy collection- all patterned paper and journal cards
Plantin Schoolbook - tags @ 2 3/4", 2 1/4"
Nate's ABC Cricut cart - Henry @ 1", K & 1 @ 2", 2-5 @ 1 1/2", st nd rd th @ 3/4"
Martha Stewart border punch - abc123
small circle punch

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up :-)


I'm entering this into the following:
 Penny's Paper-Crafty #201:  Anything Goes
 Double Click - Polka dots

Bugaboo Digi Stamps: Freebie Friday

Hello there!  Happy Halloween!  It's time for another fabulous Friday Freebie in the Bugaboo Digi stamp store.  This week the freebie is:  AKV Winter Sled.  Isn't she cute? 

Bugaboo Digi Stamps - AKV Winter Sled
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Recollections - Paddywack stack - pink paper
Core'dinations - green papr
Cuttlebug embossing folder- Seeing Spots
Tim Holtz sanding tool
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a fun and safe Halloween :-)  Be sure and grab this cute freebie while you can!


I'm entering this into the following:
 Penny's Paper-Crafty #201:  Anything Goes
 Fitztown #59:  Distress with a Digi

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Catch the Bug: Joy Fold Card Tutorial

Hello there!  I'm so excited!  I'm being featured over on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  YAY!!  If you have made your way here from there thanks so much for joining me for this fun, Joy Fold Card Tutorial.

This is an easy card fold :-)  Here is the finished card.  I love, love this image.  It's so cute!

You will need 2 pieces of cardstock.  One cut at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4" and the other cut at 3 x 6".
 Score the 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 at 4 1/4".  Score the 3 x 6 piece at 3".  (sorry, score lines are really hard to see in the photo)

 Fold on the score lines.

 Add designer papers, an image and any other embellishments.  Or you could use double-sided patterned paper and this card would go together very quickly.
 Attach the smaller 3x3 flap piece to the center of the 4 1/4 piece as shown above. 
And it's just that easy:-)  I like to close mine with ribbon or twine. 

Joy fold card base - finished size is 4 1/4" square
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Winter Birds - Friend
The Paper Studio - North Pole Production stack - all patterned papers
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
white satin ribbon

I have a couple other cards using this Joy fold from past blog posts :-)

Wow, I just realized I used similar colors on all three cards....LOL! 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Feel free to leave me a comment or follow me if you'd like. 


I'm entering this into the following:
 Crafter's Café #88:  Things with Wings
 City Crafter #235:  Stripes
 Love to Create:  139:  More than 1 fold
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #200:  If you want to get ahead get a hat

Shaker Tag

Hello there!  I've got a cool shaker tag to share today.  I'm also the hostess on the SBC blog today.  Our Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist of making a shaker card/project has a few more days.  If you'd like to play along visit the SBC blog.  I love how this turned out and I hope to make more different tags for the holidays :-)

The Paper Studio - A Very Merry Christmas stack - red snowflake paper
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart - tag @ 4 1/2",  (I used the window feature to make the red frame :-)
Gingerbread Cricut cart - top hat @ 2" (this is layered on top of the frame/transparency)
red bling
foam tape
Impression Obsession - All I Want For Christmas stamp set
white grosgrain ribbon
Trendy Twine
red/white sequins

Thanks for stopping by today. 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bugaboo Digi Stamps: NR

Hello there!  It's Tuesday and time for more fabulous new releases in the Bugaboo Digi Stamp store.  This week we are featuring a Merry Christmas digi. 

Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Gold Stickles
Diamond Stickes
Black grosgrain ribbon
DCWV - Glitz Glitter stack - black and white print
The Paper Studio - Simple Elegance stack - gold pp
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure and stop in the store to check out all the new releases today :-)


I'm entering this into the following:
 Sparkle Creations # 48:  Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SBC DIY linky party

Hello there!  It's time for a fun linky party on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  Anything DIY goes.  From crafts to DIY to recipes.  Link it all up :-)  I've got a DIY home décor project to share today.  I've used a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" frame that I've painted black.  I found a bunch of these frames at Michael's in their $3 bins.  Because of their small size they are perfect to display on your dresser or nightstand to add a little holiday cheer. 
2 1/2 x 3 1/2" frame
black paint
white glitter paper
The Paper Studio - A Very Merry Christmas stack - all pp
'Tis the Season Cricut cart - trees @ 2 1/4"
Dress It Up- Christmas buttons
white sequins
Glossy Accents - to adhere the buttons/sequins
Trendy Twine

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now it's your turn to head on over to the SBC blog and link up :-)  Have a great weekend!