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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Batty Friends

What a couple of cute friends!
BatsFriends from Conie Fong is the cute
digi stamp that makes this card so cute.
The die cuts are all from Cricut Design Space.

The orange circle is a rosette from Ribbons and Rosettes from Cricut Design Space.
The bats are colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Penelope Pumpkin on a Memory Dex base

I brought two of my favorite Etsy shops together for this
cute project!

Penelope Pumpkin by Conie Fong

and October Memory Dex Set from Paper Crafting on a Dime.

The flowers are vellum with black embossing on them.

Paper Crafting on a Dime is a young company just starting out.
Michelle, the owner, is an awesome person to work with.
(So is Conie.)

Hope to see you creating some of the fun things from these 
two sites.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Craftaholics Are Us - Happy Halloween Banner

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
The moon laughs and whispers,
'tis near Halloween!
(Author unknown)

I have for you today, a cute Halloween banner using the
 Happy Halloween file from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

Glitter and 3D Foam dots added sparkles and dimension.
Brown ribbon from my stash was used
to attach al the pieces to make the banner.
All the pieces were in one file.

Hope you are getting all your things ready for Halloween!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Halloween Banner

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
The moon laughs and whispers,
'tis near Halloween!
(Author unknown)

I have for you today, a cute Halloween banner using the
 Happy Halloween file from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

Glitter and 3D Foam dots added sparkles and dimension.
Brown ribbon from my stash was used
to attach al the pieces to make the banner.
All the pieces were in one file.

Hope you are getting all your things ready for Halloween!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Koala T Crafts Blog Hop

I am so excited that you have chosen to check out our first 
and hope that you will participate by adding your project(s).

We have so much fun at Koala T Crafts.
The owner, Jen Evers, shares many
techniques with us every week.
You can watch live sessions of her tutorials or watch them
later as they are saved so everyone
can see them even if they can't attend the live sessions.
You can find them here.

Jen also has a line of crafting supplies and digital images in her 

For my blog hop inspiration, I chose the Squirrel and "This Thanksgiving I am Thankful for You" digis to make a card to share with
someone special.

I printed the images and coloured them with Prismacolored pencils. 
I grabbed some paper from my stash (Scraps are wonderful for card
making). Glued them on the papers and it was done.

Making a card can be as simple as that.
Jen shows many other card making techniques on her blog mentioned above.

Here is the line up for this awesome KoalaTCrafts blog hop

Below are the specifics about this blog and a
Coupon Code to use to save some money.
8am CST Oct 14 - Midnight Oct 19th for entries & Discount Coupon Code ~ OCTHOP Save 50% on ALL Digis in the shop Winners announced Oct 24th **See Blog Hop File for RULES and adult info**
Thanks for checking out my blog hop inspiration and we will
see your blog hop projects soon. I can't wait to see what you do and
we will be leaving comments on all of your posts.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fantasy Dragon Suspended Spinner Card

Today I created a Suspended Spinner Card.
I used the digi from the Fantasy Bundle at KoalaTCrafts
called Dragon.

To make the card, I used a tutorial by Jen Evers of KoalaTCrafts on YouTube. On Jen's YouTube channel you will find
a lot of tutorials to help you learn
new things.
Jen's blog is here. She has a schedule there so you can see
when she does live sessions.

Jen really does a good job showing and explaining as she 
makes the card.

Getting ready to let him spin.


I used embroidery floss for the string that the dragon spins on.
I coloured the dragon with Prismacolor pencils.
Glitter was added around the opening for some sparkle.

Hope you will take the time to try the tutorial and make
some fun Suspended Spinner Cards of your own.
Jen has many other video tutorials on YouTube as well.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Who's a Sucker for Halloween?

Are you a Halloween sucker?
We love Halloween at our home.
One of our sons was even born on Halloween.

To save a memory of Halloween, I created a 
cute layout using the
Sucker Bat file from 
Kadoodle Bug Designs.

The file is a free file for a while so head on over and
snatch it up.

Thanks for looking at my blog post.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trick or Treating with Rick St Dennis


Soon those trick or treaters will
be knocking on our doors hoping
for treats and not tricks.

 Today I have prepared a layout
that can help you preserve your 
memories of that spooky night.

I have used 2 papers from DCWV. The
other paper is from Recollections.
The images are designed by 
I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by.
Be sure to subscribe to my blog and to
the Craftaholics R Us blog to
keep informed of what is going on.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Koala T Crafts October Challenge

It's that time again.

Koala T Crafts October Challenge
You can find the challenge here.

The projects I made are using digi stamps from Bloobel:

I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the images.
I decided to use scraps to mount the images on.

Can't wait to see what you make!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Hunting Time

It is Pumpkin Hunting Time

Soon the frost will kill the vines on 
the pumpkins and families will
be searching for the perfect pumpkin.

I have used two different files from
Kadoodle Bug Designs to create the cute
pumpkin hunting layout.

The paper I used was from Recollections and my stash.
I inked the edges with ColorBox ink and chalks.
I used glue and 3D foam squares to create dimension.

Happy Pumpkin Hunting!!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Frightful Fall and more from Koala T Crafts

You can get yours here -…/…/Frightful_Fall_Digis.html
SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICE if you just can't decide!
50% off!!

Then watch for these on September 29, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cutie KaToodles - Pumpkin Spice Cookies Bear

I'm dreaming of pumpkin spice everything.
I love Pumpkin Cookies from the bakery 
(or homemade if I am ambitious).

I also love the colors of fall, reds, golds, browns, and oranges.

(Not my photo. From Google Images)

To create a decorative recipe page, I used the 

The quilt block is from Creative Kuts September Card Train files.
(Awesome group by the way! Contact the sites manage for
the card trains.)

The paper I used was either from Recollections or DCWV.

Can't wait to see what you make with your die cutting machines!

Created for Craftaholics Challenge Blog: Autumn Colors
Kadoodle Bug Designs DT post 9/24/2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Halloween is starting at Kadoodle Bug Designs

How do you celebrate Halloween?

Will you have any parties with food?

Today I made a silverware holder for the spooky dinner tables.

I colored the PDF files.
Picture is off Spooky Halloween Kitties and 
Witchy Poo Kitties (Found at the bottom of this post).

Assembled the Kitty.

Glued it to an orange ban I decorated with 
a black marker.

Next, I glued the ends of the ban together to form a 

I wrapped the silver ware with a napkin and slid the in the ring.

It will even stand up so it can be used as a small decoration or placeholder on the tables.

There is another file that is somewhat like this file called,

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 15, 2017

I Like BIG Cups and I Cannot Lie

A new season is just around the corner.
In fact, our weatherman says there is going to be snow 
in our Utah mountains really soon.

It is time for the

Kadoodle Bug Designs is one of our Super Sponsors in our blog hop.
Make sure to visit them and check out their cute files.

In keeping with the coffee, tea, or hot cocoa theme, I choose to use the 
Who likes small amounts of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa?
Not me when it comes to hot cocoa.

I used the PDF version of the Pumpkin Frap Bear (included with the cut files),
I colored the pieces with Spectrum Noir Markers.
Next, I cut the pieces and glued them together. 
I added 3D adhesive foam squares to some of the pieces to
add dimension.
I then glued it to a card base along with a shape for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the Fall Coffee Lovers blog.
Be sure to leave comments if you like our projects.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

KBD Baby Pumpkin Owl place mat for Thanksgiving dinner

I love Thanksgiving dinner especially when 
the family works together to fix it.

Kadoodle Bug Designs is starting to get their Autumn files
ready to be used by all fans of Kadoodle Bug Designs.

I choose to use the Baby Pumpkin Card
which happens to be free right now.

I used the PDF file in it.
Colored the pieces with my Spectrum Noir
alcohol markers. (The pumpkin got a little
sun burnt.)

I put it on some paper from Recollections and 
DCWV (Grade School pack).

Now if Thanksgiving dinner could be ready this
fast and easy.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Koala T Crafts September Challenge

It is a new monthly challenge at Koala T Crafts.

Orange OR Purple OR Creatures

You can win free digis

Our sponsor this month is My Beasties Shop by Sherri Baldy.

For my project inspirations, I colored 3 different projects using 3 different digi stamps.

Shy Bestie and Pup with  Painter 
(2 digis in one project)

I hope to see you sharing with us
at the challenge.
Can't wait to see what you create.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cutie KaToodles - Fall Pumpkin Turkey

With the calendars changing to Autumn months,
I thought I would share a Thanksgiving idea with you today.
The file I used is the Cutie KaToodles - Fall Pumpkin Turkey.

In the group of different types of files, you receive when you order a file from 
Kadoodle Bug Designs, there is one a PDF file. 

It can be used in two ways.
You can cut the individual pieces and use them to trace onto different 
colored cardstock. This would make it so people who don't
have a cutting machine can still make the cut files
from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

You can also do what I did. I colored each piece the colors I wanted them. I then cut them out. Next, I glued them together.

I then cut some a 4 x 8-inch piece of cardstock and a 1.5 x 8 piece of cardstock. I folded them in half.
I then glued them together.
Next, I glued the turkey to the folded pieces and
added a name tag.

You now have a cute place holder for your Thanksgiving table.

Have a great day and thanks for checking out this post.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

More Print Then Cute cuties from Kadoodle Bug Designs

The last post, I shared with you the cute idea of the 3-D Print Then Cute files.

I had so much fun making them, that I made two more to share with you.

The first one I have for you is the 

What a cute Back to School layout it helps you make.

The paper and the Back to School and apple sentiments all come from the DCWV Grade School Pack.

The next Print The Cut file I made for you today is the 

The paper for it is also from the DCWV Grade School Pack.

As a reminder, you can have them printed and then cut them out yourself and assemble if you do not have a way to use the Print Then Cut feature on a machine.

After you cut them out, put them together with 3D adhesive.
The way to know how they go is the pieces that are bigger go on the bottom and then the smaller they get the closer they are to the top of the stack of cuts.

I hope you find the Print Then Cut files as fun to work 
with as I do.