Monday, January 20, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hey Everyone!! Candace here from Candi O. Designs and it's my day to post over on the SVG Cut Club Blog.  
I'm showcasing a file from Cut Club June 2016 Bundle ~ Card Sketch 29.  I thought this card sketch would make the perfect Valentine's Day card.  I used Doodlebug Designs French Kiss line for the paper and die cuts.

Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files: Card Sketch 29
Paper and Die Cuts: Doodlebug Designs ~ French Kiss
Twine and Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ~ #123

I'm so excited to be a on the design team of Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge for 2020!!  Here is my first post with this amazing team!!


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Morgan is a traditional artist who works in many mediums and her artwork has been displayed all over the world. Morgan has also been involved in many art related and non art related industries. She taught in schools for 20 years and retired as Head of Special Needs. She has also developed and published educational packs and teaching aids as well as fictional work. She has been involved in designing costumes for various opera and theater companies, and was also a wildlife artist for several charities and organizations.

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Check out my card I made using the file Old Roses Frame.  I cut out frame on my cameo, then fussy cut out the roses so I could pop dot them for layer effect.  I thought this image would make a great Mother's Day card!!

Products Used:
Digital Image: Morgan's Artworld ~ Old Roses Frame
Paper: Simple Stories ~ Vintage Bliss
Enamel Dots
Copics ~ E13, E15, YG93, YG95, Y21, Y23, Y26

Thanks for stopping by and join our challenge HERE!!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Love Notes Cards

Hey Everyone!!  Today I made some cards using the new Doodlebug Designs Collection ~ Love Notes.  This collection is so cute like all Doodlebug Designs products!!  I love that these cards don't have to be just for Valentine's Day.  I cut out the tags from one of the pattern papers, then matched background pattern papers.  I cut the bases with die cuts.  I then used the Odds & Ends as well as the sticker sheet to add to the tags.  I think they turned out pretty darn cute!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Apple Mini Album

Hi Everyone!!  I was asked to make a Red Apple Themed Mini Album.  I thought it would look cute to have the actual pages in the album be apple shaped.  I cut the outline pages like a card and cut out 4 of them.  I then cut the leaves, stems and base of apple in red polka dot paper.  Once I had the album together, I punched two holes on left side, put rings in holes to keep pages together, then tied ribbon around the rings.  Once album was together, I decorated each page with apple paper, a mat for pictures and embellished with all the apple products I had.  I think it turned out pretty cute!!

Products Used:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Polka dot Paper: Echo Park Paper
Pattern Papers & Stickers: Imaginisce, Echo Park, Doodlebug Designs, Simple Stories
Ribbon, Paper Clips, Button, Twine and Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Southern Girls Challenge ~ Team Trace

Hi Everyone!!  I was chosen to be on the Southern Girls Challenge Design Team for 2020!!  
So excited as the sponsors are amazing!!  It's super fun to play with different companies!!
Here is my first post with this fun group!


 Welcome to our first challenge of the New Year.
Thanks for joining us for our challenge.

This year is going to be a little different for Southern Girls.
All our challenges are going to be ANYTHING GOES!
Which is exciting as it makes it easy for everyone to enter but it does mean a rule change.
From this challenge on you may only enter 2 projects in any challenge.
The same as previously still applies that if you are based in NZ or AUS you go in the special draw.  BUT you do need to add the country code on your entry to be eligible.
We are still open papercraft so anything paper is fine to enter.

Again thank you for wanting to play along with us and we look forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for this challenge....

For my first card, I used All Dressed Up ~ Just So Cool.  Isn't she just "so cool"!  I had the perfect paper to go along with her style ~ Bella Blvd. Addison Collection.  I did cut out the digital image on my Silhouette Cameo before coloring her as I wanted her to pop off the card.

For my next card, I used Newton's Nook Designs ~ Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and Newton's Birdhouse.  Oh my Newton's Nook has super cute stamps and dies!!  I really like their Fancy Edges Tag as there are so many ways to use it.  I cut the tag out twice, then used the zigzag edge die to mimic grass underneath Newton.  This stamp set Newton's Birdhouse reminded me of our cat and how he sits under bird feeder so wanted to color this stamp up!  Love how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by and come join our challenge HERE!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

No More Braces

Hey Everyone!! Candace here from Candi O. Designs and it's my day over at the SVG Cutting Files Blog
My daughter just got her braces off last month and I wanted to scrap her pictures while fresh in my mind!  The file: No More Braces Layout was perfect!
SVG Cutting Files Layouts make it a snap to get it done!!!
Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files: No More Braces
Paper: Echo Park Paper ~ Tooth Fairy
Cardstock: American Crafts
Silver Paper: Neenah

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Stamp Anniething January Theme Week ~ Anything Goes

Hello! It's Candace from Candi O. Designs and it's my day over on the Stamp Anniething blog.  
It's another Theme Week Challenge and this weeks theme is "Anything Goes" 

Products Used:
Stamp Anniething:  Samantha ~ Make your own Rainbow, Just a Note Die, Edger Dies
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ School Days
Copics:  Skin ~ E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, R20
Hair ~ E55, E57, E59
Clothes ~ BG02, BG05, YR23, Y38, C0, C2, C4

How to Play Along:

- Create a new project Anything Goes with Stamp Anniething products

-Share your creation at Our Facebook Group HERE by February 7, 2020.

-Only one entry 

-A stamp of your choice will be awarded to the winner, if we have five or more entries.

Not a member of Stamp Anniething's Stampers Facebook group?
Request to join, HERE

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Our Elf

Every December 1st our Elf on the Shelf Stealth comes to our house then goes back to the North Pole the evening of December 24th.  Him and his Buddy reindeer pull shenanigans, play games and leave treats for the kids.  We always wake up each morning to see what they have done!  My kids are older now but still like to see what he does.  My Mom also is a huge fan of Stealth's and misses him when he's gone.  #nevertooold    Here is a layout I created showcasing our elf.
Products Used:
Paper and Embellishments: Doodlebug Designs ~ Christmas Magic
Our Elf Title:  Paper Issues ~ Elf Love

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Stamp Anniething January Release ~ Day #3

Day 3 of the release brings you this newest cutie!

I used the new stencil for the background of this card, added a banner die with sentiment and a couple of hearts using a hand punch.

Products Used:
Copics:  Skin ~ E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, R20
Hair ~ E44, E47, E49
Clothes ~ R27, R29, E31, E34, C2, C4
Enamel Dots 

 Have a great day!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Stamp Anniething January Release ~ Day #2

Here is Day #2 - Check out this sweet gal!

Love the new edges dies where I created a scallop edge strip.  The new die - You are so Loved works beautifully on the card!

Products Used:
Paper: Stamp Anniething ~ Love is in the Air
Copics:  Skin ~ E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, R20
Hair ~ YR21, YR24, YR27
Clothes ~ RV13, RV14, R27, R29
Enamel Dots 

Have a great day!