Creating Keeps Our Memories Alive

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thanks to you!

This week on Craftaholics R Us
the theme is thank you.

Having a son in the military has brought an
even greater respect to our nations 
military than I had before.


My father also served in the military in the Korean War.

So proud!

I was excited about the theme of "Thank You" because
I knew right away what I was going to make.

I chose a file from Imagine That called 
It had everything in it that I needed to make my cards. It
had a digi stamp of a boy and girl military persons as well
as digital papers of all different colors of camo patterns.


The digi stamps are colored with
Prismacolor pencils.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Shoptastic Cuties - Wickedly Cute Pumpkin Cutie

Halloween is almost here.

Ready or not the little goblins and princesses will
be knocking at our doors
hoping for a treat and not a trick.

helped me make a darling page to save pictures of
those darling goblins and princesses.


The background paper was a page I found in my stash.
Glitter helped to add texture and shine
(although it can't be seen in the photo).
3D foam dots added dimension.

Happy spooking!!!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Aw Shocks I Get a Charge Out of You

What a fun loving couple!

In this triple easel card, I used the
I added them to the card base for a triple easel card using a tutorial I found on Splitcoast Stampers.
I added the writing and other die cuts from Cricut Design Studio (any
die cutting machine could be used).
I inked the edges and added a flower with a Wiggle eye to the base
just for fun.




Thanks for checking it out!
Have an awesome day!

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 www.KoalaTCrafts.com/Store 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

Booooo!!

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.


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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!!!