Friday, January 29, 2016

Snow Day Sledding Moose Layout

Today I am sharing a two page layout using two super cute patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs, CK Snow Day Moose and CK Sledding Moose. They can both be found here:


CK Snow Moose and CK Sledding Moose patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs
Scalloped circle, circle, flourishes from Cricut
2 - Blue Swirls Luxury Paper from DCWV
Mat paper from Blossoms and Butterflies Stack from DCWV
30 inches of 3/4 inch white gathered lace
White glitter paper
Cardstock in white, black, blue, dark pink, tan and brown
6 blue paper flowers
24 inches blue/silver 1/4 inch ribbon
four 1/2 inch snowflake gems
Darice embossing folders, Snowflake and Snowflake Swirls

The background for the layout is the Blue Swirls Luxury paper. There is a 1/2 inch strip cut from the Blossoms and Butterflies paper added to the top of each page. The lace is added below this border and taped to the back. The mats are cut from the same Blossoms and Butterflies paper as the top border.

The Sledding Moose is 5 by 5 1/2 inches. The circle on that page is about 3 3/4 inches. The white circle is embossed with the Snowflake pattern and accented with three flowers.Flourishes were tucked around the sled and circle. The mats on that page are 4 1/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches. The white strips are embossed with the Snowflake Swirls pattern and are hand torn. Blue/silver ribbon was wrapped around each mat and taped behind the mat. A snowflake gem was added to the center of the ribbon.

The moose on the second page is 5 by 5 inches. the circle is 3 inches and the mats are 4 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches. The swirls and accents are finished the same as page one.

I hope you enjoyed my layout. Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear from you! ~ Shirley

Friday, January 22, 2016

Owl Birthday Card

I am over at the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog today. Check out the details of my Owl Birthday Card there.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sweetheart Felicia

I have been on a coloring roll lately! Today I am sharing a card that is a little different than my usual style. 


"Sweetheart Felicia" digi stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
"Flourish Folded Card"  and "Flourish Label" from Sophisticated Soiree by Cricut
cardstock in pink and white
embossed white cardstock
flourishes and leaves from Cricut
various silk and paper flowers
pearls in three sizes colored with BP6 marker
36 inches of one inch pink lace
20 inches of 1/4 inch wide dark pink ribbon 

Color Chart

Face - FS2, TN2, PP1
Hair - CT2, CT3, CT4, TN7
Dress, Bow & Heart - PP1, PP3, PP5, BP6

I made my digi image 4 inches tall using the print then cut feature of my Cricut Explore. After coloring, she was attached to a 5 1/2 by 3 3/4 inch double "Flourish Label" with foam tape.The lace and ribbon were wrapped around the front panel of the card, starting at the middle front, going around the inside, and ending at the middle front. The overlap is hidden by the image when it is attached with foam tape. I made a bow with the left over lace and ribbon and attached it to the lower left corner of the card. I scattered two larger paper flowers and 4 smaller silk flowers around the bow. I used my Cricut Explore to make some small leaves and swirls which were tucked in among the flowers. As a final touch I colored three varying sizes of pearl beads with the BP6 marker and placed them at the upper left. 

I hope you like my little card. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Shirley

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello my crafty friends! Today I am sharing a cute little card made with the current digital freebie from KaDoodle Bug Designs called "DS CK Chocolate Covered Strrawberry Bear."


DS CK Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bear digital image from KaDoodle Bug Designs
Scalloped square card file from Cricut
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
core'dinations brown small dot cardstock
core'dinations red small dot cardstock
White cardstock
6 inches of 1 1/2 inch wide lace trim
12 inches of 3/16 inch wide red dot ribbon
1/2 inch white heart gem
glue/ tape runner

I started with a scalloped square card from Cricut which I sized to 5 by 7 inches. I added a 6 1/4 by 4 1/2 inch brown dot mat with a lace and red dot ribbon accent added to the left side. I then added a ribbon bow and the heart accent. 

The digi image is 3 7/8 by 4 1/8 inches. It was colored with the following colors:

Bear body - IG1, IG2,IG4, blender
Ears and chocolate  - EB2, TN7, TN8, EB5
Strawberry - CR8, CR10, CR11
Leaves - CT 1, CT 2, DG 3
Pink areas - PP1, PP3 
Cheeks PP1 , EB2
Eyes - TB1, TB2,TB3

I mounted the finished image on a 4 1/8 by 4 3/8 mat of red dot. That was mounted on a 4 3/8 by 4 5/8 white mat. This was all mounted centered on the right side of the card.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Thank you for stopping by! ~ Shirley

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Let it Snow Easel Card

I got a set of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for Christmas, so I have been playing around with them. Since these are my first alcohol markers there has been quite a learning curve. Today I am sharing with you my first completed project. I hope you like it. 


Keep Me Warm Natasha digi stamp from Digital Delights by Libby Lou printed on Crafter's Companion, using PTC on the Cricut Explore
Snowflake Easel Card svg file from Birds's Cards, cut on Cricut Explore
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Glitter Cardstock in white, light aqua, dark aqua
Light aqua cardstock,
 Scrap of aqua/blue print cardstock from my stash
Colorbox inks
Pop Dots
Glue/tape runner
Pink gems

Spectrum Noir Colors Used

Face, Hands & Feet- FS2, FS3, TN2, PP1, PP2
Hat & Earmuffs- BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4, BT5, BT6
Shirt, Hatband, Hearts- CR10, CR11, DR1, DR3, DR 5, DR7
Scarf- CG1, CG2, DG3
Pants- TB1, TB2, TB3, TB5
Blender Pen

The digi stamp was printed at 4 inches and the completed card is 5 by 5 inches. The base of the card is light aqua cardstock. The snowflakes and title are made using glitter cardstock. Everything was attached with pop dots to create dimension. 

Here's a close-up view of the digi image.

I hope you liked my first digi stamp project! ~ Shirley

Monday, January 11, 2016

Fun in the Snow Part 2

As promised, here is page 2 of my "Fun in the Snow" layout.

For this layout I used light pink cardstock for my base, pink snowflake cardstock for the large mat and dark pink for the bottom layer of the mats. The rest of the supplies are the same as for page one. 

The snowflake mat is cut at 9 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches and mounted on a 10 by 10 inch dark pink mat. This is attached 1/2 inch in from the left edge and one inch down from the top.

The striped mat is cut 6 by 8 inches and mounted on a 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inch dark pink mat. This mat is centered top and bottom on the snowflake mat and is 2 1/8 inches in from the left edge of the snowflake mat.

The snowflakes are cut from white glitter cardstock and are 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 inches. the "SNOW" title is from Cricut and is 1 inch tall.

This little guy was made 5 inches tall (including the ear muffs). The pail was made from silver metallic cardstock.

This cutie is 6 1/2 inches tall from the tip of his hat to the bottom of his feet. He holds a 2 inch glitter snowflake.

Here are the two pages of my "Fun in the Snow" layout  shown side by side.

I hope you liked my layout and thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear from you! ~ Shirley

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fun in the Snow

Today I am sharing the first page of what will be a two page layout.

For my layout I printed my paper using my Imagine and the cartridge, "Christmas Wish" but you can use any snowflake pattern and coordinating cardstock.


"Fun in the Snow" svg pattern from KaDoodle Bug Designs
Snowflake cardstock and coordinating striped cardstock
Cardstock in light aqua (2), dark aqua (2), dark pink, white and black
White glitter cardstock
Clear gems in various sizes
Colorbox inks to match cardstock
Your favorite glues and adhesives

Using the svg pattern cut your pieces at the following sizes:
Bear - 6 inches
Title - 3 by 5 1/2 inches
Snowflakes - 4 1/4 inches and 2 3/4 inches
Ink the edges of your pieces, assemble and add details.

Use one sheet of light aqua cardstock for the base of your page. Use the other for the title, the band on the earmuffs and the snowman's scarf.

Cut the mat for the title, the earmuffs and the scarf from dark pink. The bear and snowman are cut from white cardstock. 

The snowflakes are cut from white glitter cardstock. 

Cut a piece of the striped cardstock 4 inches by 11 inches. Mount this piece on a mat from dark aqua cut at 4 1/4 inches by 11 1/4 inches and attach this to the right side of the base 1/2 inch in from the right edge and centered on the top and bottom. 

Using the snowflake cardstock, cut a mat 8 by 10 inches. Mount it on a dark aqua mat cut at 8 1/4 inches by 10 1/4 inches. Attach this 1 1/2 inches in from the left side and centered at the top and bottom. It will overlap the striped piece. 

Cut a 6 inch by 8 inch piece from the striped cardstock and mount it on a 6 1/4 inch by 8 1/4 inch piece of dark aqua cardstock. This will be attached over the snowflake mat 3 inches in from the left edge and 2 inches up from the bottom.

Attach the title to the upper left, the snowman to the lower right, the large layered snowflake to the lower left corner, and the smaller layered snowflake will be partially tucked under the mat in the upper right corner. Add gems to the snowflakes.

This layout can accommodate one 5 by 7 or 4 by 6 photo or two 3 by 5 photos. 

Stay tuned for page two of this layout.