Tuesday, December 29, 2015

KBD: Special Delivery

.... just for you.

Yep . . . a belated Christmas card. I made "Mrs. Claus" a couple weeks ago, but made her tall so it took me a while to place her on a project.

As I was browsing thru the Silhouette store, I came across the basic square centered step card.

Mrs. Claus is from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

--Heavy white card stock
--MME 6x6 "Christmas"
Christmas decorative button (hat)
My Craft Spot Stamp

Friday, December 25, 2015

PDE Linky Party: Boxy Snowman

Hello there! Merry Christmas!!! To those of you escaping the hustle and bustle to check your computer . . . welcome!

Not only is it Christmas, but's it's Friday and my day to post with PDE Linky Party.

This particular project I've been wanting to make since last Christmas/winter. I was greatly inspired by DT member Kathy Helton at SVG Cuts.

By the way, you don't make 3-D projects to use up scraps. 3-D projects take a lot of paper, therefore making you scraps for other crafty things. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

P.S. - Below are all the files I used to make this project. They are not the same as Kathy Helton, but it is all about being creative and making something your own (plus using the files you have).


SVG Cuts files:
Christmas Open House - nose, hat and arms
Christmas Cuddly Friends - eyes and mouth
Bedtime Stories - "pumpkin" to make snowman head
One-piece Boxes - body

Other supplies:
Christmas buttons (HL)
Mistletoe brad
Evergreen punch
Red and White twine (HL)
Snowflake embellishment
Scotch Quick-Dry Glue
Low-heat Glue Gun

Fancy Pants: Timbergrove
--Flurries, Elements and Powder
AC Cardstock - White
AC Cardstock - Charcoal Grey (hat)
AC Cardstock - Cocoa Brown

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

KBD: Whimsical Polar Bears

Hello! Today I'm sharing with you two cards I made using Whimsical Inklings bears from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

The third bear is cut out, but not yet made.

For these cards, I followed inspiration from this card on Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by today!

--Black, White, and Christmas red card stock
--MME 6x6 pad - Christmas
HL Christmas craft supplies
Teresa Collins Christmas stickers
Embossing folder (hat)

Monday, December 21, 2015

...it's the simple things

Hello there! Recently I've come to the conclusion that I have been grossly negligent in actually scrapbooking layouts. I've been making cards, die cuts, and 3-D projects . . . but not pages.

So I went hunting thru my saved blogs for inspiration and came up with the challenge blog "Stuck?!" sketch.

I realize it's winter and Christmas and that's what everyone is making right now. But I just moved across the country from cold Indiana to semi-warm, very sunny Texas. I usually scrap by what's inspiring me at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

--Simple Stories: 24/7
--WRMK: Quoted
Washi Tape
Wooden Embellishments
October Afternoon die cuts

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy DT call

2016 is going to be the year of making more scrapbook pages. What better way to do that than to apply for a design team.

I have made layouts before using "Let's Get Sketchy" - so here goes!!

If this sounds intriguing to you, follow the link provided. Good luck!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

PDE Linky Party - Box Card

Hello there!! Today is my Friday to post with PDE Linky Party.  As always, the theme is "Anything Goes".

Have you found the svg site "Dreaming Tree" yet? They are new and specialize in 3-D and vinyl projects. 

This project is a "paperscape" box card. Can you believe it!!??? And I can't tell you how EASY it was to put together.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

--Graphic 45 - "Twelve Days of Christmas"
--AC Cardstock - White
--AC Cardstock - Christmas Red
That's it!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Waiting for Santa

Let's just say this project was . . . waiting for me to finish it. I started it over a year ago. *sigh*

The base is a 3-D box frame from the Silhouette Online store. The bears and other die cuts are all from Scrapping Bug Designs.

I love bears, but I wanted this project to be . . . more. Alas, I just needed it done and it's relegated to the "not my fave" projects.

I think I wanted a big bow on it somewhere but couldn't figure out how to put it on without covering too much up.

Also, the original file is a boy and girl. I don't have girls, so I made the two bears both boys instead. But if this project is at all inspiring, I'm sure you will make it your own.

I'm also entering this into the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

KBD: From the North Pole

Hello there! Today is my first official post as a DT member for Kadoodle Bug Design Team.

I wanted it to be "fancier" but I seem stuck in my creative outlets these days. I'm sure it will come back but in the meantime here is a Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

--Little Yellow Bicycle (background)
--Basic Grey: Eskimo Kisses (present and hat)
Silhouett Studio: Tree
AC Christmas Ribbon

Friday, December 11, 2015

MCS: A Merry Little Christmas

Hello again! Today I'm sharing with you my third layout using My Creative Scrapbook's main kit. In case I forgot to mention it, I'm guest designing for them this month and next. Sweet!

I followed this sketch by Citrus Twist.

I do like a lot of negative space and keeping my layouts clean. I want your eye to go to the photo every time.

Especially when it's my kid being goofy for the camera.

Everything used here was in the main kit, except the Dymo label (date). 

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MCS: Merry Christmas

Hello again!! Today I'm sharing with my my second layout using the main kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

The kit consists of three different overlays. I must confess, although very pretty, I personally find them hard to use.

I think I like the sketch and idea of this layout, but I feel that something is still "off" about it.

Oh, well. Can't love them all, right?

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, December 7, 2015

MCS: Merry & Bright

Hello there! I'm guest designing for My Creative Scrapbook again this month! I'm designing with their main kit this month. Here is my first layout (this one is also my favorite).

I followed this sketch by PageMaps. I simply love how this turned out!

The photo is Christmas of 2013 with our first exchange student from Germany. 

Everything here is from the kit, except "bright" which was cut using my Silhouette.

Thanks for stopping by today.

MCS: Main Kit
"Bright" using Silhouette Online Store

Friday, December 4, 2015

KBD: Please Santa Don't Be Late

Hello there! I must confess, I have a lot of Fall Decor items that I handmade but not a lot of Christmas decor. 

Soon to be rectified!

This project is actually two projects combined. First, the clock face and background is part of an advent calendar from SVGCuts. I did have to do some tweaking in SCAL3 to make it fit on the plaque stand from HL.

Secondly, the 'bear in the present' are from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

I did minimal decorating after all that. For whatever reason you care to name, this project took me two days to put together. Most of my decor items don't take me that long so I guess my creative streak was on snooze.

Thanks for stopping by today!

FB Fan Page

Teresa Collins: Tinsel and Company
AC Cardstock
Black Pearls (clock)
Spellbinders dies
Clock and background pattern - SVGCuts
"Bear in the present" pattern - Kadoodle Bug Designs
Handmade bow using Christmas red crinkle ribbon
Wreath embellishment
Wooden stand and plaque from Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

KBD: Cookies for Santa

Hello there! I am happy to announce that I am a DT member for Kadoodle Bug Designs and today is my first time posting with them.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've just recently moved across the country and it takes a while to settle in to a new place.

If you've been following me for a while you know that I pretty much stick to a certain "theme" and "layout" when it comes to these type of cards. That's because it can take entirely too long to come up with something new and exciting.  Oh, well. 

I do love mice and bears!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad
AC Cardstock - chocolate
Bells (Hobby Lobby)
Red/White Christmas twine (Hobby Lobby)
Mouse and Cookie - Kadoodle Bug Designs