Creating Keeps Our Memories Alive

Sunday, August 20, 2017

PTC Cutie KaToodles Football Bear

As school resumes for our school aged children,
Football season begins.
Whether your student is in Jr. High School, High School, or college,
touchdowns and other football plays are on the schedule.

Kadoodle Bug Designs has a few cute files to
help preserve those memories.

to create a scrapbook page for football.

PTC means Print Then Cut.
(Note: it is also available as a cut file and digi stamp)
If your machine will do that and you have a good colored printer, the machine will do the cutting. Mine isn't set up to do that.
I had the file printed and then I hand cut it and put it together.
Once it is assembled, it has many layers to add that make it look 3D.




I used the football page from the DCWV High School Paper pack 
for the background paper.

Another file that Kadoodle Bug Designs has that would go very good with this theme is Simple Life: Football.



Hope your teams win and you have many photos to save.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Koala T Crafts DT Koala

Today I created 2 cards using the 
boy and Koalas from Koala T Crafts.

To make the cards, I used a tutorial by Jan Evers on YouTube.


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



Prisma Color Pencils:
Fur: Black, 90% Cool Grey, 70% Cool Grey, 50% Cool Grey, 30% Cool Grey
Ears and bow: Mulberry, Process Red, Deco Pink
Heart: Crimson Lake, Poppy Red, Deco Pink
Cheeks: Poppy Red
Mouth: Crimson Lake
White



Prisma Color Pencils:

Fur: Black, 90% Cool Grey, 70% Cool Grey, 50% Cool Grey, 30% Cool Grey

Ears: Mulberry, Process Red, Deco Pink

Heart: Cobalt Turquoise, Muted Turquoise, Light Aqua
Mouth: Crimson Lake 
White

The paper I used to make the bases of the cards is from the DCWV The Pets Stack.

Hope you will take the time to try the tutorial and make
some fun simple slider cards.
Jen has many other video tutorials on YouTube as well.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

KBD DS Camping Sweet Bear

Have you spent time camping this year?

I have seen a lot of motor homes and trucks with camping
things in them.

At the grocery store, I see people buying the makings for 
smores and other camp goodies.

The Kadoodle Bug Designs has a cute digital file to color called


How cute is it? 
What a cute way to save the memories of 
your camping adventures.

Bears were colored with Prisma Colored pencils.
The background paper is from DCWV Photo Real Stack 3.

Delilah from Conie Fong

I have another beauty from Conie Fong.

This is Delilah
Isn't she a sweet beauty?


The sentiment comes from the blog A Piece of the Heart.
To make the card base, I used some dies from Crafter's Companion called, Shutter card.
The butterflies are dies from Crafter's Companion called, Chic Butterflies.
The swirls are also dies from Crafter's Companion called Filigree Flourish.
The paper I used was:
black from Crafter's Companion
Blue and pink from my stash
Patterned paper "The Butterfly Garden Stack" by DCWV
I added Waterfall Stickles the edge around Delilah and the butterflies.
Flowers were from my stash.
U also added pearls to the flourish and the butterfly bodies. 
I added pink flower brads from my stash to the flowers.

I hope that you enjoyed the sweet beauty. 
Conie Fong designs amazing digital stamps.
They can be found in her Etsy store.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Kadoodle Bug Designs Bears That Care

Who remembers Care Bears?

I do and I loved them. So cute and snuggly. They were good at teaching about emotions and moods.

Bears That Care is a digital stamp made by Kadoodle Bug
that are much like the well known Care Bears.

I had so much fun creating the cards with Bears that Care.

The card bases were cut with dies and the Gemini from 
Crafter's Companion.
The paper, flowers, and brads were from my stash.
I colored all the bears with Prisma Colored pencils.

 I labeled the pictures with the names that the bears would be IF they were Care Bears.

Oopsy bear


Tenderheart Bear

Good Night Bear

Cheer Bear

Fun Shine Bear

Grumpy Bear

 Remember these are really the Bears That Care
from Kadoodle Bug Designs.
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 Enjoy a short little video from YouTube about the Care Bears
called "Forget It"



Remember these are really the Bears That Care
from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Koala T Crafts Challenge Sponsored by Gracielle Designs

As promised earlier, I am sharing my 
Koala T Crafts Design Team project.

Our sponsor this month is Gracielle Designs.

Now, we pause this post for a video from the wonderful
owner of Koala T Crafts, Jen Evers about Gracielle Designs.


Now without further waiting, my project,

Miracles



I used:
Prisma Colored Pencils Colors:
Canary Yellow
Sunset Yellow
Spanish Orange
Orange

Cobalt Turquoise
Muted Turquoise
Cobalt Blue Hue

Paper and flowers were from my stash and
Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hope you will check out our blog challenges and 
join them every month. 

You can find the link to this month's challenge here.

Thanks for joining me today!



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Koala T Crafts Challenge for July - Twinkle Toes, "True Colors."

Each month Koala T Crafts will be holding challenges.

For July, the theme was Red, Blue or Stars.

I loved the movie, "Trolls" especially the music.
I grew up with Troll toys. I loved how cute they were and their crazy hair.
Sherri Baldy has done an excellent job at designing her version of the Trolls. Check it out below.

The sponsor was Sherri Baldy/ My Beasties.

I chose this cute digi called, "Twinkle Toes."
I colored her up using a lot of blue and red to go along with the theme.
 I used Prisma Colored Pencils for that.
I added ribbon, flowers, and gems to embellish it up.
I chose the sentiment, "Ice Cream Solves Everything" and added it to a lacy circle.
I even added blue Stickles to her toe nails just for fun.


Make sure to check out Koala T Crafts (Facebook page) or the blog page (Link at the top for the blog link) for more ideas and challenges.

Koala T Crafts Challenge for July - Sweet Treat


Each month Koala T Crafts will be holding challenges.

For July, the theme was Red, Blue or Stars.

Who doesn't LOVE ice cream?
I sure do.

The sponsor was Sherri Baldy/ My Beasties.

I chose this cute digi called, "Sweet Treat."
I colored her up using a lot of blue and red to go along with the theme.
 I used Prisma Colored Pencils for that.
I added ribbon, flowers, and gems to embellish it up.
I chose the sentiment, "Ice Cream Solves Everything" and added it to a lacy circle.


Make sure to check out Koala T Crafts (Facebook page) or the blog page (Link at the top for the blog link) for more ideas and challenges.

New Design Team Member for Koala T Crafts

I was contacted last week about joining a design team for Koala T Crafts. Of course, I accepted. It is such a fun group.
Watch for things I create for Koala T Crafts.

We have a lot of challenges to join and any tutorials by the owner, Jen Evers.

Koala T Craft Challenges - Check it out!


I will be posting some inspiration soon.
Hope you join too!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fairy Magic Some Odd Girl Challenge July

Rain has been welcomed to help put much-needed water in the ground.
It helps with wild fires provided lightning from the storm
doesn't touch the ground.

I colored this cutie because I think she is so cute and to enter her into the Some Odd Girl twist of water theme or blue/green colors theme July challenge.


The name of this digi is Fairy Magic.

I used Prisma colored pencils to color her.
I used paper and flowers from my stash.
Some of the flowers and lace were from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The dollies were cut from Cricut Design Space.



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bow tie in my hair by Conie Fong

What a cutie!
Reminds me of a little girl waiting for Santa as she stands
in front of him.

I colored Bow Tie in My Hair by Conie Fong.

I used Prisma Colored pencils to color this cutie.
I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
and holly leaves from my stash.
The paper is from DCWV and my stash.
I used red Stickles to add a bit of sparkle.


Have an awesome day!


Sally and Little Squirrel Revised by Conie Fong

Dreaming of cooler temperatures? Me too.

Today I colored a cute image by Conie Chong called 

I used Prisma Colored pencils to color it. 
I added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts 
and some from my stash as well.


Hope you like it.

Christmas Butterfly Princess

Who doesn't love butterflies?
How about a butterfly tree decoration?
Many places and web sites are doing Christmas in July. 
Today I colored up Butterfly Princess-No Wings (Girl facing left) by Conie Fong.
I used Spectrum Noir ColorBlend pencils. I cut the butterfly, bent his wings, and cut a Christmas tree out of some scrap green card stock. I put the butterfly in the tree like it was an ornament. The girl is reaching out for the butterfly.


Hope you enjoy this cute digi stamp.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

You Are My World!!

This digi stamp, You Are My World is from Imagine That Digital Stamps.
It is one of their free ones.

I colored it with Prisma Colored pencils and added heart gems from my stash. 
The paper it is mounted on is from DCWV in my stash.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Water Fun from Some Odd Girl

What a fun digi stamp to color when it is sooooo hot outside.

Water Fun is from Some Odd Girl.

I added some cute puppies playing with the people in the stamp. I found them on Google Images.

I used Prisma Colored pencils to color up this fun.

I colored some white stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts blue and
glued them where the water is coming out of the water hose. I thought this added some cute dimension.




Sunday, July 16, 2017

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzie Love - Unicorn

Unicorns seem to be the thing nowadays.

This is the stamp of the month from Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love.

I entered it in the July 2017 challenge for them.



Be a Unicorn in a field of Horses.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hot Cocoa for Camping

I love hot cocoa when I wake up when I go camping.
Such a nice warm up in the nice crisp mountain air where
noise pollution is gone and the songs of birds and
other animals can be heard and enjoyed.


This cute page is made from Cricut cartridge Camping Critters
and a digi stamp from Some Odd Girl called

I colored the digi stamp with 
Spectrum Noir ColorBlend pencils.

Hope you have enjoyed the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hope 
and have gathered tons of ideas to use
yourself.




Monday, June 26, 2017

Digi Stamp," Summer Dreams" by Conie Fong, colored by me. UPDATED with embellishments

I recently found these beautiful digital stamps. The are made by Conie Fong.
Kit and Clowder introduced me to the. I have
been in love since.

This is Summer Dreams by Conie Fong.

I used Spectrum Noir ColorBlend pencils.

Colors:

Skin: Cinnamon, Carnation, Egg Shell, and white
Hair: Coffee Bean, Auburn, Maple, and Maize
Lips: Carmine and Flame Red
Dress/Hat: Sea Urchin, Lake Blue, Royal Blue, Periwinkle, and White
Apron: Nectarine, Peach, and Canary
Purple flowers: Blackberry, Velvet, and Mauve
Pink flowers: Carmine and Sorbet
Leaves and Stems: Ivy and Sage

Summer Dreams all finished and embellished!

The dies I used are from the Country Cottage Collection
from Crafter's Companion.



Monday, June 19, 2017

Digi Stamp, "Braids in My Hair," by Conie Fong. Colored by me.

I really like the digi stamp by Connie Fong. 



I colored her with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
I used Plums: PL1, PL2, PL 3 
True Blues: TB1, TB3, TB4
 Tans: TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4
 Yellows: LY1, GB1, OR1
Flesh Tones: FS1, FS2, TN2, TN3 TN5
Greens: LG1, LG2, LG3

I had a lot of fun coloring her.

Monday, May 29, 2017

ThankYou So Much Circle Centre Card

Shutter card made with the new Crafter's Companion Die'sire Circle Centre die cut with the Gemini.The flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir ColorBlend Pencils and Sparkle Markers. The flower is from Becci's place.



Thinking of You Shutter card

Shutter card made with the new Crafter's Companion Die'sire Shutter card die. I used the Gemini to cut it.The birds and flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir ColorBlend Pencils and Sparkle Markers. The birds and flowers were from Spectrum Noir Colorista "Spring is in the Air" coloring pad and then cut apart.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Creative Kuts June train cards

Creative cuts have an awesome deal. 
She makes a set of card files per month. 
To get the deal, you have to commit to a full year.
You need to be part of the Facebook group, Creative Kuts Posts.

This set is her June set.
She designed a box to hold them nicely.








Each card has a matching envelope (I think I mixed some of them up, however).

The paper I used was from Heidi Swapp and American Crafts
Core' Dinations.
The flowers and brads I used were from my flower stash.