Friday, March 31, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Eleven

Welcome to Part Eleven in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

I still had a good amount of scraps left after the last sketch, so I decided to make a couple cards using the My Favorite Things quilt die. This is one of my favorite die cuts ever! 


Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Memento

I made 2 quilt cards.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's blog post where I will be sharing the latest video using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, as well as the group shot of all the cards I made from Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar paper collection.

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Ten

Welcome to Part Ten in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

This sketch from Operation Write Home is my go-to sketch for finishing off a 6x6 paper pad. Generally by this point, I only have small scraps leftover. So a sketch that uses 1 1/4" squares is perfect.





I made 7 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Operation Write Home #154
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Embossing folder - Darice
Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Memento
Wink of Stella glitter pen

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Nine

Welcome to Part Nine in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

Yep, I used another sketch from Mojo Monday. They have a HUGE number of sketches on their website since they generally post a new one every Monday. (I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards.)





I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Mojo Monday #444
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scallop circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Versafine
Brads - from stash

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Eight

Welcome to Part Eight in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

At this point, I am out of full sheets of pattern paper and have only scraps left. I looked for a sketch that would work well with the size scraps and chose another sketch from Mojo Monday.





I made 3 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Mojo Monday #462
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Oval die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Versafine

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Seven

Welcome to Part Seven in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

I just love the stitched frame element in this sketch from My Favorite Things, especially since I own the MFT stitched frame die cut. Although, the sketch would still work just fine without the die cut. 





I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - My Favorite Things #247
Stamps - Lil Inker Designs
Image die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Stitched frame die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Memento, Reverse Confetti, and My Favorite Things

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from My Favorite Things.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Six

Welcome to Part Six in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

I used another Mojo Monday sketch, since there's always a fun one to try out. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards.



I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Mojo Monday #442
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Doodlepops - Doodlebug
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scallop circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Memento

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Five

Welcome to Part Five in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

I just love the fun and whimsical food images in the paper pad. It was perfect for adding some coffee and donut die cuts I already own. I replaced the circle element of the Reverse Confetti sketch with the die cut images. That's the fun part of sketches. Changing them to fit your own card vision.







I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Reverse Confetti #41
Stamps - Lil Inker Designs, Reverse Confetti, and My Favorite Things
Donut and coffee die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Memento

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Four

Welcome to Part Four in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

I was really trying to pick sketches that wouldn't hide the darling pattern paper. This sketch from Mojo Monday was prefect for highlighting the fun tea cup paper along with the stamped image.



I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Mojo Monday #479
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento
Bling - The Paper Studio

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cards in Envy - Black & White

Welcome to the second card challenge of March for Cards in Envy! The theme is Black & White - with just a touch of color. What a fun color theme!

I decided to use this cute camera stamp set from My Favorite Things and cover the background with cameras. Of course, my extra color had to be pink.



Stamps - My Favorite Things
Stitched background die cut - Avery Elle
Heart die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Memento
Glossy Accents


Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Freshly Made Sketches.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Three

Welcome to Part Three in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.

I love using lots of layers on my cards, so I really enjoy card sketches with lots of different elements. This sketch is an older one from Sketch Saturday that I've always enjoyed using. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards.


I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Sketch Saturday #311
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Doodlepops - Doodlebug
Border die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Memento

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Sketch Saturday.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part Two

Welcome to Part Two in my newest 6x6 Series. I'm using Doodlebug Design's Cream & Sugar collection to make cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial

I used a sketch from Operation Write Home for today's card. All card sketches from Operation Write Home include measurements. 



I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Operation Write Home #218
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Memento
Brads - from stash

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Doodlebug's Cream & Sugar - Part One

Welcome to Part One of my newest 6x6 Series.

It is so hard to resist buying Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper pads. They make such cute stuff! So, I decided to use my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial with the Cream & Sugar collection. The paper pad has a great mix of pattern and tone-on-tone papers, which is great when doing my tutorial.

When I'm getting ready to start a 6x6 paper pad, I usually have a few sketches I plan on using. But after 3 or 4 sketches, I just take it one sketch at a time. It's too hard to completely plan out my cards since I won't know what size paper scraps I will have left.

I really wanted to try this sketch from Mojo Monday since I knew the fun Doodlepop stickers would work perfectly with it. Most sketch sites do not provide measurements, so I simply figure them out for an A2 size card. Go HERE to see how I figure out measurements.



I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Mojo Monday #470
Stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Doodlepops - Doodlebug
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Memento

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thank you - Denver Broncos color theme

I recently needed a thank you card for a friend who is a huge Denver Broncos fan. I didn't have any 6x6 paper pad with those specific colors, so I decided to simply color an image using blue and orange. (By the way, I had to do a google search for the specific colors since I'm not a sports person.) 

My card inspiration came from Joy Taylor. I love her simple card design using the stamps from MFT and knew it would be perfect to CASE.



Stamps - My Favorite Things
Scalloped border die cut - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Sequins - from stash

Please try to remember to give credit to the original crafter whenever you are inspired from their work. I know most crafter's really appreciate the shout out. 😊 If I don't recall the original crafter, I won't post my card because it's not fair to take credit for someone else's work.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mojo Monday sketch #487

It's another dreary rainy day in western Washington. We've had a lot of those lately. I don't usually mind the rain, but goodness, I am ready for some sunshine. So I figured I'd make a cheerful sunny card using the newest Mojo Monday sketch. I think I'll send it to a local friend who's also ready for some sunshine.



Paper - Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine collection
Stamp - Technique Tuesday
Stitched and Zig zag circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Birdhouse die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Memento
Epoxy sitckers - Doodlebug



Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.