Wednesday, June 29, 2016


A few more days until the Fourth of July and let me tell you, the weather around here shows it!

Today I bring you a set of cards I made using two KaDoodle Bug Design files. I also used Mojo Monday's challenge sketch for this week for the card base.

For the Cutesy Popsicle Bear, I simply changed the colors out to a patriotic theme!
 The Cutie KaToodles-USA Monkey is super cute! The only thing I did not use on this file was the tummy stars as I had star paper.
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4th of July

Independence day is soon approaching! I decided to make a few decorative pieces for our home. 

 Starting with JGW Summer Canister for Uncle Sam, I quickly decided he needed some fireworks as well! I really liked the firework boxes from the Festive Fourth files.

 And what is a celebration without a liberty bell on a card?! The liberty bell is from the USA file. The card base I found as part of a new set from SnapDragon in the Silhouette Design Store

Thank you for viewing my project! Happy 4th to everyone. Enjoy your family, your freedom, and be safe! 

Materials Used:
SVG Attic/SnapDragon files:
'JGW Summer Canisters'
JGW Summer Canisters
'JGW Festive Fourth'
JGW Festive Fourth
'Star Cutout Trio A6' card
'JGW USA Ensemble'
JGW USA Ensemble

DCWV 'White Ginger'

'Garden Charm'

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch Advanced Tape Glue
Craftwell eBrush
Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

There are no goodbyes

Recently a brother, son, cousin, uncle, and friend was taken from this world way to soon. I have been following his sisters heartbreak since the beginning of this and I wanted to contribute a small card to say I was thinking of her and her family as they face this ordeal.

 To start with, I knew that I wanted it to be a nautical themed card to represent Hawaii.

Monday, June 20, 2016


I have to say one of the best things to look forward to every August in the Inland Northwest is PEACHES! And with today being the first day of summer, it only means we are closer to all the goodies you can make with a peach!

There's nothing better than going out to the orchards and picking nice big, plump, juicy, melt in your mouth peaches!

For this card, I took the 'Mud Pie Mikey' file from Kadoodle and turned it into a peach pie file!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Part II

I really think I might just have a slight addiction to DCWV paper. I purchased four new stacks the other day. Not because I needed them, well one I really did, but more so because they were on sale! I am a sale crafter.

I didn't need to make this card, but decided last minute to make it from my kids to their daddy for today.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

LOVE one another

Wedding season is upon us! Today I have this wedding favor set on SVG Attic's blog. Each element can be used to give gifts to guests, bridesmaids and groomsmen, or even each other.

I have to say I am super happy to never have to plan another wedding! But this set would also be great to give to a bride and groom.
 For the cake, I used two files. The cake is from the SDS 3D Cake Box Kit

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Once in a Blue June

Welcome to the SVG Attic Once In A Blue June blog hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of SVG Attic's AMAZING Inspiration Team. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Cyndy's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is what I created for the hop using the JGW Summer Canisters for a Father's Day project:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Under the Sea

What a fun set of cards these were to make!!! 

Using the ever so cute Sailor Seahorses and Cutesy Sea Turtle, I decided an under the sea theme was in order.

The inspiration for the card base came from DCWV and I felt it really needed to be a shaker card

 One thing I changed on the seahorse was the hat and scarf. Because I was doing an underwater theme, I decided to eliminate those two items and replace it with the flower to tie it in with the turtle card.

I just cannot get enough of this cutesy turtle! 

Materials Used:

Inspiration Sketch:
KaDoodle Bug Design 'Sailor Seahorses' and 'Cutesy Sea Turtle' file:
Sailor Seahorses Cutesy Sea Turtle
DCWV Paper: 12x12 Envelopes Stack
Scotch ATG Gun
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Sharpie Markers
Silhouette Cameo
Craftwell eBrush

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Game of Life

I had the honor and pleasure of making a 40th wedding anniversary card for a lovely down to earth couple. 

The customer wanted the card to have specific dates and events of significance. I came up with four or five options for him to make this all cohesive. He chose the 'Game of Life' theme. This was a challenge for sure, but a pleasure to be able to provide! 

I was asked to use tropical colors, which was fun and made the card extra bright. Yes, the wheels do spin in this card! Adding a little something interactive to my cards is one thing I enjoy doing. 

 For the inside of the card, I made it look similar to the board itself. I also made it in a Maui theme as that is where the lucky couple is celebrating their 40 years of marriage. One could only imagine being married for that long! 
Each "square" was written in with a pen from my Cameo and then hand filled in. Because of the sheen on the yellow paper, it was throwing off the laser for the print and cut feature so I did it the old school way!
Because I wanted the inside to look like the board game itself, I did a secret pullout section for a message to be written. 

This is a one of a kind card that cannot be replicated! Oh what a card this was! This card took me four full days, about 48 hours in all, from start to finish to design, execute, and assemble. (Two days on the front alone)

Materials Used:
Craftwell eBrush (I couldn't have done it without this lovely machine! Most of the paper started out as plain white cardstock)
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch Advanced Tape Glue
Pigma Micron Pens #01 and #03

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Home of the Free...

...because of the brave. This is a special Memorial Day project. Two of my father-in-laws served our country as well as my youngest brother-in-law. 

Without further ado, I give you military boots, flag, and the USA. 

 SVG Attic has a wonderful selection of patriotic files.
 The dog tags are not part of SVG Attic's files, but I just had to have them there as they are something to be proud of when worn. 
 Each boot took about a day to make and detail. 

Project featured at

Materials Used: 

Boots: JGW My Hero
USA: JGQ USA Ensemble
Craftwell eBrush
Recollection copper eyelets
Recollection silver brads
Silhouette Cameo
Aleene's original tacky glue
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
Offray Ribbon: Red, blue, and sheer white