Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Hop!

Welcome Coffee Hop Friends!

Thanks for visiting! ;)

 I couldn't pass up using the super sweet Doodlebug Design Cream and Sugar line again for a coffee card. This time I made a folded card that holds a gift card! This folded card was super easy. Trim you paper to 4.25 X 11 inches. Holding your paper horizontally, score your paper at 2.5 inches and 5.5 inches. The first score line folded to the inside makes your gift card pocket. The second at 5.5 inches is the center fold. You can use a circle die like I did to create the little open tabbed area for your gift card, or a circle punch works as well.

I used a sweet little heart patterned paper from the Cream and Sugar 6x6 paper pad. I layered this onto craft card stock on the front cover and the gift card pocket. For the inside, I wanted it to stand out a little bit. I used the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fancy Scallop Rectangle Dies to cut the coordinating blue card stock. I cut a simple white layer using the basic Kat Scrappiness Stitched Rectangle Dies. This made the perfect little background for my little Cream and Sugar Sprinkle Stickers to go. I added super simple shadows under the stickers with my Copic Markers. 

The front cover was made with the same coordinating card stock and a few of the Cream and Sugar Stickers. Easy Peasy! I just love this folded design with the little coffee pot and to go coffee peeking out from the other panel! 

I'm hosting a giveaway for my visitors!!

One winner will receive a $10 Starbucks Gift card, a surprise Doodlebug Designs product, and a package of Kat Scrappiness Sequins! 

Don't miss out.... Just follow me here on my blog and leave a comment! I will choose one winner on June 30th! 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday!!

Hello and Welcome, everyone!!

Today, I had some fun playing with the Distress Oxide Inks on black card stock. I used the super cute Die Cuts And More Balloon Stencil and Masks. This stencil has 6 different size and shaped balloons. It also included the balloon strings.

I used Picked Raspberry for the pink shade, Broken China for the blue, and Fossilized Amber for the yellow. I simply laid the balloon where I wanted it and added pigment with my Clarity Stencil Brushes onto the card stock. I overlapped a couple of the colors and it worked perfectly. You can still see the shade underneath...just like a transparent balloon! I love the texture the Distress Oxides give the card stock...It looks like linen.

The greeting is the Kat Scrappiness scripty Happy Birthday die. I cut this 4 times out of white card stock and adhered them together, stacking them to add lots of dimension. The little shine marks on the balloons were created with a quick swipe of Wink of Stella. With a white gel pen, I made the balloon ties and strings.  I then adhered lots and lots of Kat Scrappiness Star Sequins. 

I love the way this one turned out! The Distress Oxides on dark card stock look really cool!

You still have time to win!!!

You still have time to join in the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop!! 

You will have a chance to win a prize at each designers blog hop (One of our new stamp sets, winners choice!) and we are giving away three grand prizes right here on the Kat Scrappiness Blog!

All you need to do for your chance to win these great prizes is comment here on our blog and again at each one of our designers blog. You have until June 24th at midnight to enter. Come back June 25th 2017 at noon pst when we will announce all 10 winners!

You also have time to shop the sale!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thanks for lifting me up!!!

Hello there, everyone!!

This poor Blah Bunny looks exactly like I feel these days. With school ending and summer activities starting, I'm worn out!

Pairing the Blah Bunny Stamp Set along with the balloons from Celebration Box Die Set was a great combo. I stamped my poor tired bunny in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic colored her. I used the coordinating Blah Bunny Die set and ran the bunny through my die machine. I cut lots of balloons, included in the Celebration Box Die Set, in fun colors of card stock. For the floor or rug the bunny is laying on, I cut all three of the Hex Background Plates in white card stock. I didn't line them up the way they are originally supposed to. I wanted the layers to look like a fashionable rug under my bunny.

I arranged them the way I wanted and layered them onto some black card stock. I adhered them all to the white panel of card stock and then trimmed a majority of the background away from the panel. I was then able to add the Blah Bunny onto to rug. Next, I arranged all the cut balloons, some of them adhered flat and others popped up with foam tape. I then took a very fine black pen and drew the bows onto the balloons. I used a ruler to draw straight lines from the bottom of the balloons to the bunny. I then added the "strings" and a bow around the bunny's neck. To finish the balloons, I used a white gel pen and added the little shine mark to each and topped them all with a bit of Wink of Stella.

I didn't want a greeting or sentiment to get in the way of my poor bunny on the front, so I added white card stock to the inside and stamped "THANKS FOR LIFTING ME UP!" . The words: thanks, for, and me are from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set. I used the Simple Alpha Stamp set to build the words: lifting and up. These coordinating stamp sets make it super easy to build your own greetings! Lastly, I cut and added one more balloon to the inside to tie it all together.

This card is now ready to go to one my friends I can always count on to lend a helping hand and a good laugh!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop!!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog on todays 1st Celebration Blog hop for Today is so exciting! Not only will you be inspired by the designers projects along this hop, there is a lot of fantastic prizes to be won! You should have arrived here from Katty's Blog, but if I am your first stop you will find the full link up list at the end of this post or on
We are so excited to announce the addition of our first ever exclusive clear stamp sets! One that is perfect for interactive papercraft designs and one that is an adorable Giraffe! You will also catch a glimpse of some brand new dies and sequin embellishment mixes that are also exclusives. Check out all of the exclusive products at

Hi there, friends!! 
My daughter Emily and I are both participating in this exciting hop! 

First, I used both of the new Kat Scrappiness stamp sets to create this card. I stamped little Lola the Giraffe in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. This ink is Copic Marker safe! After stamping Lola, I colored her with my Copics and then fussy cut her so I could pop her onto an action wobble. 

I thought this card would be the perfect opportunity to use Kat's new Sign Post Die Set. I stamped the "Let's Hang Out", also from the Lola Giraffe Stamp Set onto one of the sign boards. Then, using the Interactive Instructions Stamp Set, I stamped "interactive card" and "i move!" with the arrow. This Sign Post Dies Set also includes the grass, so I cut several patches of grass to add around the sign and Lola. I added tufts of grass here and there with Green Copic Markers. The Green and Blue of the background are done with Distress Oxide Inks! The clouds are dies from Avery Elle, called Pierced Cloud Dies. The clouds are also shaded with the Distress Inks. I added stitching around the edges with the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Rectangle Dies. 

Next up is my daughter Emily's card! 

Emily used several different colors of regular Distress Inks to create her bright background! She used a stencil that was cut with a Silhouette cut file. Lola the Giraffe was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Copic Markers. Emily fussy cut Lola and popped her onto the card background with a little bit of foam tape. The "Awesome" sentiment is one of Kat's! Emily die cut it in coordinating card stock and adhered it to the ink blended background. Last but not least she added a few Kat Scrappiness Mini Mix Up Sequin Mix!

I hope you have been inspired by our cards! In order for your chance to win one of the brand new stamp sets or one of the three grand prizes you must comment on all the designers blogs and the Kat Scrappiness blog. That is over 10 chances to win! Winners will announced at 12 noon pst on 6/25/17, you have until 12:00 midnight pst Saturday 6/24/17 to enter!
The full blog hop line up is:
Kelley You Are Here ;)

I'm the last stop on the blog hop. If you missed any designers along the way, or for information bout the 10 giveaways head over to the Kat Scrappiness Blog ****HERE!!!!****


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sweet As Honey Shaker Card!

I had so much fun creating this off the edge shaker card!

I started out by die cutting all of my card stock. I used the Hexagon Layering Dies to create the background. Using the Solid Hex Shape dies I cut the hex shape from the layered background. Also using the Solid Hex Shape dies, I used 2 different sizes to create the white frame to go around the window. The window was created by scoring and folding a long piece of acetate. I again used the Solid Hex Shape die to cut the one side of my window. I left the folded side off of the die so it would not be trimmed when run through the machine. The sequin mix added into the folded pocket are called Honey Jar.

My sweet little bee was created using the Build A Bee Stamps and coordinating dies. She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then very simply Copic colored. I went over the facial features and antennae with a black glaze pen, and the wings with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. The greeting was stamped onto black card stock with Versamark sticky ink. I sprinkled the wet ink with Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder and then heat set the powder until smooth. The "sweet as honey" greeting is from the Bee-You-tiful Sentiment Stamp Set.

To finish off the card, I added just a few more of the Honey Jar sequin mix to the design. Below, I have attached a quick process video for this fun shaker card. Please stop by and check it out! Thank you for coming by!