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Monday, June 26, 2017

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

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.


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

(I will get her on an embellished page and post it when done.)

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.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cozy Kitchen Recipe box with cute DS Stitches Bear Kitchen

For today's project for Kadoodlebug Designs, I choose to combine two files. The file from Kadoodlebug Designs is called DS Stitches Bear Kitchen and one is from Dreaming Tree called Cozy Kitchen Recipe box.

The DS Stitches Bear Kitchen file has the bears that I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and Color Blend pencils. I glued them to the recipe card dividers in the recipe box.

I used paper from DCWV The Violet Leaf Stack. I also used plain Coordinations cardstock. The holographic paper used for trim is from Hot Off the Press. I added gems from Studio G to some of the trim. Some edges are inked with the Color Box chalks and inks. 

This was a fun project and hope you will like it too.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring Chick box from Creative Kuts

I love all things spring. This cute little Spring Chick box from Creative Cuts fills that need for cheery things after the long crazy winter weather we all have experienced.

Enjoy our spring weather!

Coloring with Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencils

Recently Spectrum Noir released products, Metallic Pencils and Colorista dark pads of paper with thick spot UV. It is black paper with ridges that make of the drawing.

These pages are from Under the Sea and Designer tags 2.

The metallic pencils shine brightly when colored on dark paper. The thick spot UV does not allow the pencils to color on it so it creates the back lines on the drawing just as the ink on white paper does. 
The Metallic Pencils can be colored on plain black paper without the thick spot UV.

Where do I find these?

I am sure there are other places to find these things. Mine came from HSN when they were still in stock.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Victorian Teapot from SVG Cuts

For my final entry into the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop
I have chosen to make the 

The pattern paper I used is from DCWV The Butterfly Garden Stack,
I used gathered lace to the top and bottom.

Thanks for coming by the week.
Please leave a comment below.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas Tea/Coffee digi stamps Postcards

Today I chose to use two cute digi stamps from Craftin Desert Divas. 
They make cute Tea/Coffee Time Invite postcards.

I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and Color Blend Pencils.

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Please leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kadoodlebug Designs Hot Cocoa bear

You Are the Marshmallows in My Hot Cocoa.
I love the expressions that Kadoodlebug Designs has on their files.

Supplies used:

Colorbok cardstock is found at Walmart.
ColorBox Petal Point inks and Chalks
Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers
 3D Foam squares
Crafter's Companion Tape Runner
Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Kadoodlebug Designs is one of the awesome sponsors for this blog hop. Make sure to visit them. 

CupCake swing card from Creative Kuts

Some of the cutest and unique cards I have seen come
from Creative Kuts.
This is the CupCake swing card from Creative Kuts.
Creative Kuts has many other swing cards as well.

The cupcake paper is from DCWV Sweet Stack.

Egg Punch out card from Creative Kuts

What a cute idea.'
This is the Egg Punch out card from Creative Kuts.

The patterned paper I used is DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies.

Happy spring to you all!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cocoa (coffee) Craving Turtle from Little Scraps from Heaven

Little Scraps from Heaven released this cute freebie today. Since I am participating in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog hop, I thought this was perfect timing. 
As I said this file Coffee Craving Turtle is free. It is only free for one week. It comes with digital papers and digi stamp as well.

I cut the pieces with my Cricut Explore and then inked the edges with Color Box inks and chalks. I added the grass and flowers from a file in Cricut Design space. 3D foam squares were used to create dimension. 
I found a paper with foliage on it and used it for the background paper.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Teapot card from Cricut Design Space

Today I chose to make this cute teapot card for the Cricut Design Space Make it Now projects.

I added flower and a sheer ribbon to the top corner. I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to outline the teapot.

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Jessica Lynn Original Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Digital Rubber Stamp

Today I chose to use the free down from JessicaLynnOriginal.Com.

I used a Make It Now file from Cricut Design Studio. I inked the edges with ColorBox inks and chalks. I added shiny peach flowers to match the Pale Pink  (PP1 and PP2) flowers I colored. 
I used HB1 and HB2 for the cup. I reinforced the marker colors with pencils from the Primaries Colorblend Pencils (Antique Rose, Mauve, Velvet, and Blackberry). I used the Spectrum Noir blending solution to make the colors blend better.

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Happy coloring and crafting!

Kadoodlebug has the cutest fairies

These little fairies are sure to brighten any little (or big) girl's day.
This is 3 different files found here, here, and here.
They are the digi stamps called: Spring Flower, Spring Wand, and Spring Mushroom Fairies.
I colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Spectrum Noir Colorblend pencils, and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.
The butterfly borders are from Martha Stewart and can be found here.
The solid paper is Colorbok from Walmart.

Coffee Pod Cart

For my second project for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
I chose to make this cute little Coffe Pod Cart.
The cute file comes from SVG Cuts and is called Harvest Sunset. This cute little coffee cart can be made for different seasons and events. How about an egg holder for the Easter Eggs coming up?

The file can be found here.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Kadoodlebug Designs I Love Cocoa

Who LOVES cocoa?
I do.
Today I chose to do a 2-page layout. The files I used are Hot Cocoa Bears and Cutie KaToodles - Winter Hot Cocoa Bear. (Click on the file names to go to the Kadoodlebug Designs files.)

(Supplies are listed below.)

Why cocoa and warm clothes in spring? I like to be nice and warm when I go camping. The weather this year has been crazy. The end of March and it is cold and snowy.

Supplies used:
Colorbok cardstock is found at Walmart.
ColorBox Petal Point inks and Chalks
Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers
Petaloo flowers (Ones I used I guess are no longer available)
 3D Foam aquares
Crafter's Companion Tape Runner
Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Kadoodlebug Designs is one of the awesome sponsors for this blog hop. Make sure to visit them. 

Kadoodlebug Designs Cutie KaToodles - Bunnies

Soon we will see the Easter Bunny hopping down the bunny trail.
The Cutie KaToodles - Bunnies have tons of personality to bring a smile to anyone's face.
The file can be found here.
I chose to do the laying down bunny. He looks as though he is ready the hop write off the card.

I added an Action Wobble Spring between his head and behind.


It gives in live action to hop off the card base I found in Cricut Design Space.

Have fun crafting!

Kadoodlebug Designs Close Your Little Peepers

Who likes the sugar coated sweet Marshmellow Peeps at Easter time? 
Some people love them. Some people hate them. Some people like them crunchy from being left open for a while. (I like them crunchy.)
Whether or not you like them, Kadoodlebug Designs has a file with Peeps that you will adore.

The background paper I used is from DCWV called Butterflies and Blossoms.
The corner punch is Martha Stewart's Butterfly Corner punch.

Enjoy your Peeps this year!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Kadoodlebug Designs Enchanted

With the coming of the new Beauty and the Beast movie, Kadoodlebug Designs designed SVG files to Enchant us all.
Enchanted Village People can be found here.

Enchanted Spell (only Beast) here. Free for a limited time.

Enchanted Royalty here.
Enchanted Household here.

The paper I used for the background is by .
The paper I used can be found here.

I inked the edges with Colorbox inks and chalks. The roses are flowers from my stash. The cheek coloring was done with Peebles Inc. Pastel chalks. The eyes are google eyes.

Kadoodle bug Designs DS Wizard Harry

Harry Potter is one of my favorite series to read.
Kadoodlebug Designs has this cute digital stamp called Wizard Harry. It can be found Here.
The castles are from Google images.
The paper can be found Here. (It's free to download.)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kadoodlebug Designs Eggsploding Sweetness

More cuteness!
It just never stops when you 
craft with Kadoodlebug Designs.
This is the Eggsloding Sweetness file. It can be found here.