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Rain Boots w/WD

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I’m blogging over at Whimsie Doodles today!!  This sweetie is Rainy Day Abby over on the What’s New page! I used her a while ago but she is just too cute not to use again!!

This time I paired her up with this adorable polka-dot paper from like 13,098,349 years ago when I first started scrapbooking. haha!  Alright, it’s really like 10 years ago.  But it feels like I’ve had it forever!!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

9 card tutorial (video) w/CCS

First off I want to say hello to all my friends (and soon-to be friends!) visiting me today!  Life has been crazy busy this year and I had totally lost my mojo at the beginning of this year… hence the sparse blog and infrequent posts.  But I have successfully closed a HUGE chapter in my life, serving as my campus’ Student Government President for 2 years, and am happy to move on.  Well, not totally closed and not totally moved on as I am still helping out where I can but it is no longer my primary responsibility (or one of them) and that is a HUGE burden off my shoulders.  And I know I say burden, but it was a burden I was happy to bear for the time that I did it, but I’m happy to move on and confident that what I worked so hard to establish (new advisor, new senate, new rules!) will be continued and just… things will be okay!!

Things are still super busy for me, as I was mis-advised (told me I had 5 classes to graduate when I actually have TEN) so my class schedule is jam-packed, and I am working full-time on top of that (and on top of everything home and family too!) but I’ll be okay!  And now that there’s no SG, I can spend my non-studying time on crafts instead of legislation and committee reports and bleh!!!!!! haha!!

Anywhoo, just wanted to say thanks again for sticking with me, and I hope to have some fun new (and regular!) posts for you… but don’t be surprised if I disappear come midterms and finals this summer and fall!!  haha!!  And now onto your regularly scheduled post!

Hi Friends!! I’m blogging over at the CutCardstock Blog today!! We just celebrated Mother’s Day here in the States, so I wanted to share this super fun floral card set with you because the colors and patterns made me think of mom-ish cards!!  Note that I didn’t actually make “mom” cards because we’re past the holiday lol!!

I used the Shimelle True Stories 6×6 paper pad and wanted to make sure to try to use up all that I can from it!!  I’m totally inspired by Kristie’s 6×6 pad mentality, where she tries to use up the ENTIRE pad in an extended crafting session… I am not quite to using the entire pad yet but I think I did pretty well with these 4 sheets, ending up with 9 super fun cards!!  I also used (5) 8.5″x11″ sheets to make these cards but did have a whole bunch of scrap leftover.

The tutorial is at the end of the post… it’s my first ever Youtube video/video tutorial, so be kind! I’d appreciate any suggestions to improve!!  And I really had fun making it so please give me your suggestions so I get better from now on!

The first three I made were congratulations cards using these squares:


I also made two cards with my leftover scraps! Those skinny strips were definitely worth saving!!

The last 4 cards are sitting blank on my desk because I haven’t decided what sentiment I want to go on them yet!  But I am so happy with how this set came out and think I might definitely want to have a go at this again!!!

Here’s the video, I hope you enjoy it!! (and help me come up with a better title next time lol!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stay up to date with the latest news and sales on the CutCardstock Facebook Page!!

lovies, =o) kel

Garden Challenge w/WD

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It’s time for a new monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles!!  We will have one lucky winner, who will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image of their choice from our latest release.

This month, the theme is “Garden or Flowers” and Iʻm using Sitting Fairy at the top of the People Digis page.

This little fairy is just ADORABLE sitting pretty on that mushroom!  I just adore her!  And I made sure to put some extra sparkle on her wings too!

Hope to see you join us in our challenge this month!!

lovies, =o) kel

Disney Mini-Albums w/CCS

I can’t believe it’s the end of the month!! Where has the time gone? I know my time has gone to the end of the semester and finals… but luckily I still manage to carve out some crafty time for myself once in a while too!!  Like today… I’m blogging over at the CutCardstock.com blog!!

I just found out that my niece is going to visit her sister in Florida next week!! My Florida niece is working at Disney World, and she gets to hang out in character all the time!! What fun for her!! So my project to share today are these matching mini-accordion albums perfect for holding a handful of Instax pictures!

This beautiful glitter paper and glitter cardstock were actually my inspiration for this project.  I’ve been hoarding this Disney-inspired paper since it came out, and now that it’s been reimagined and done a 3rd time, I figured it was time to do something with it!!  haha!!

The first thing I did was cut down some scrap 12″ x 12″ paper  into 5″ x 12″ strips, and then fold them into thirds.  I also cut down some Black Glitter Paper and Gold Glitter Cardstock into 3.25″ x 4.25″ mats, perfect for these pocket cards.

I overlapped one panel of the white strips, and then glued them together.  This made a nice mini-album of 5 panels on each side.

I cut down some 12″ x 12″ paper into 4″ x 5″ pieces and then glued them down to all the panels.

On the very back panel, I used some sticky to center my ribbon.  It’s okay that the sticky is bigger than the ribbon, because I knew I was going to cover it up with a pocket card, which I matted with one of the Black Glitter Paper pieces.

The last thing I did before tying up the album was to add the front pocket card (mounted on the Gold Glitter Cardstock piece) and then add some more pocket cards to every-other panel.  Here’s the front side of the album:

And the back side of the album:

And what it looks like all tied up!  I made sure to leave the ribbon extra long because I know the album will get thicker as they glue in their pictures.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I absolutely love how the glitter paper I used just added that little extra pop to these albums!!  Make sure to pop on over to the CutCardstock blog to see what else the DT has been up to and stay up to date with the latest news and sales on the CutCardstock Facebook Page!!

lovies, =o) kel

Food/Drink Challenge w/WD

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It’s time for a new monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles!!  We will have one lucky winner, who will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image of their choice from our latest release.

This month, the theme is “Food or Drink” and I’m using Smokin’ Hot a little past the middle of the People Digi’s page!

This digi is awesome because the sentiment comes with it… how perfect is that?!?  I hate having to look for sentiments sometimes so it was really nice to not have to look this time!

Hope you come join in our challenge, it’s so much fun!!

lovies, =o) kel

Drive Me Wild

 

Last one for a while using this set… promise!!  And another quick one for me today.

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This is also card #7 in my WIW series for this set!!

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More for my WIW Card series!  This cutie is #6… super sweet and simple, yay for washi!!!

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Short post today… I’m on spring break and trying to spend some time getting some overdue housework done and appreciating not having anything to do for most of this week!!

lovies, =o) kel

Happy Easter Card w/CCS

 

Happy March friends!!  Can you believe it’s already the end of the month?? Where did the time go??I’m blogging today over at the CutCardstock Blog!!

Today I’m sharing a super fun Easter card featuring this super beautiful 111# Mandarin orange shimmery paper from the Curious Metallic line!!

I used a super fun stitched tag die to cut into a sheet of 111# Mandarin.  Look at that shine!!

Next I used some super fun color inks and a little Easter egg stamp to stamp all over a scrap of white 80# Cougar White Cardstock

…and then WHOOPS realized that the scrap I used was too short for the tag lol!!  So what I did was just cut out the full length of the tag in two pieces…

…and then using the 111# Mandarin tag as a guide, glued the two pieces together.

I stamped the sentiment on more scrap 80# Cougar White Cardstock, and then used a scrap strip of 111# Mandarin and fishtailed both ends to make banners to cover up the seam where I had to stick the tag together lol!!  I laid out the card and then realized I needed something a little more on the tag, so I went back to digging through the stamps!

I found this adorable bunny and fussy cut him out before coloring him up with my Copics… quick and cute!!

Then I laid everything back out to make sure I liked the look of the card and then glued everything down!!

Here’s the final card after adding a super fun and super big brad and some bright pink ribbon.

And a closeup of the little bunny popped up on 3D dots!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you come back soon!!  And make sure to check out the CutCardStock Facebook Page to see what else the Design Team is up to and to make sure to stay up-to-date with the latest CutCardStock.com sale!!

lovies, =o) kel

Easter Egg Bun w/WD

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I’m blogging over at Whimsie Doodles today!!  This cutie is just a quick reminder to join in our monthly challenge!  As always, it’s anything goes with an optional twist, and this month the twist is “Bunnies.”  This cutie is Bunny Egg on the Easter digis page.

I paired her up with some super bright and super old (surprise I’ve used old paper lol!!) paper I couldn’t figure out what to do with for so long!!  But I think this came out so bright and cheery and fun, I love it!!  And here’s a closeup of how I popped this cutie up and colored her up with my Copics.  And yes, I HAND fussy-cut this cutie out.  I don’t trust my Scan N Cut to cut precisely on the lines… giving a little border is okay but just not on the lines!!

So fun!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!!  Hope to see you join in this month’s challenge!!!

lovies, =o) kel

Beary Best Flags w/OAK

 

Here’s another card from the Bear Hugs set in the Oak Tree Stamps store… I think it’s all sold out as a clear stamp, but the digital files are still available so at least there’s that option!!

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I just couldn’t resist… I made another CAS card with him, adding some super fun banners and colorful baker’s twine to the top of the card to finish it off!!

This is also card #5 in my WIW series for this set!!

lovies, =o) kel