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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cutie KaToodles - Santa Ornament Bear

Have you got your tree up for Christmas yet?
We usually put ours up on Thanksgiving but this year 
we didn't get it up until last night. It still needs to 
be decorated. We will get it done soon.

This year I decided to use some of the cute files from
Kadoodle Bug Designs to help 
decorate our tree.
The first one I did was the Cutie KaToodles - Santa Ornament Bear.
I added stickles to add some sparkle, some
3D foam dots to create dimension,
some chalk for rosy cheeks,
inked the edges, and added white dots for shine in the nose and eyes.
I used a pattern paper from my stash of Christmas patterned
paper to jazz up the hat and ornament.


Thanks for stopping by and hope you
have a great holiday season. 
Add some holiday spirit with Christmas projects
from Kadoodle Bug Designs that you create this year.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mice Singing card

Koala T Crafts have cute digis.
Have you seen them?

I chose to make a Christmas card using a digi from the 
called Mice Singing.
I can just see in my mind cute little mice standing outside
my front door singing Christmas carols for cheese.

The base of the card is from Cricut Design Space. 
I added a couple of cute buttons from my
stash called Dress It Up Music from Jesse James & Co.
Stickles were placed on the stars on the border frame.
The background paper was some I had in my stash.
I used a 3D foam square to raise the mice a little
off the base paper.


Be sure to check out the cute digis from Koala T Crafts
for your fun projects.

Check out the Koala T Crafts blog for more ideas.

Fun project with 2 inch squares

This project is soooooo versatile. 
Just a few ideas on how to use it:
1. Scrapbook layouts
2. Memory game
3. Use larger squares and make pictures
4. Elements for cards

First, I have a video tutorial by Jen Evers on how she
makes and uses her twinchies.
(Twinchies in a word that means 2-inch squares.)


I have used many squares in the past to decorate layouts with.
Here are the twinchies that I used Koala T Crafts Monster digi bundle to make.






They make cute layout borders as well as using in different ways on the layouts.

The following are NOT part of the Koala T Craft digi lines but I wanted to give you more ideas on how these can be used. You can make them all sizes.


These are 1 inch (onsies) that are also shakers

The letters are 3 inch (thrinchies)

Hope you have fun with this type of element making.
Thanks for checking this out.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Remember our nut free friends

Nowadays peanut allergies seem to be blooming in
our friends left and right.

Kadoodle Bug Designs has two cute cut files for nut-free candy.

and

which I chose to make a sign to sit by some goodies
that are nut free so those who need them can make sure they
the get the nut-free candy.
I also added a digi stamp from Odd Ball art 
call Spooky Halloween Candy and Bone.




Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas Night Penguin

Now that we have all had our fill of turkey and other
delicious items, it is time for 
Christmas and wintery memories.

I hope we soon see some snow. It is 
66 degrees today in Utah.

Today I made you a cute Snowy Wonderland
layout to save your wintertime memories.

I used Christmas Night Penguin cut file.
I added Red Stickles to trim the tree and the garland.
The outside window scene was from a paper
in my stash that I cut so the house was in the cropped
square I glued to the window frame. 
I added 3D foam squares under the bottom of the tree 
branches and garland to give it some dimension.
The background paper is from DCWV.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Howdie Partner!

The theme for this week for Craftaholics R Us
is masculine.
I looked through my files and
found that I have very few masculine things.
This is strange because I have four sons and a husband.
I should have more right?

My husband is a cowboy (or tries to be).
He chose a cute digi from Some Odd Girl called


This is a 12 x 6 card that allows for 
all kinds of uses.
What can you think of to use it for?