Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thanks Coach!

Hi there!!  This is Candace from Candi O. Designs and it's my day over at SVG Cutting Files!  As Flag Football Season comes to an end, I made 4 Thank You Coach cards for players to hand out to the Coaches at year end party.  Using a card sketch and cute kawaii file made these cards unique and fun!!

Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files: Card Sketch 63 and Kawaii Whistles
 Jaded Blossom: Sport Dies and Go Team Stamp Set
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Touchdown
Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Crafty Treats!

Hey everyone!  It's Candace from Candi O. Designs and it's my day over at Jaded BlossomI bought a set of small colored flower bowls to fill with treats for friends.  Since each bowl was a different color, I made tags with the color flower cut to match.  These were so fun to make and look adorable with all the colors matching!!!  I filled each bowl with washi tape, glitter glue, candies and can they not be liked?? lol!!

Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files: Kawaii Flowers
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Spring Garden
Clear Treat Bag, Ribbon and Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you all liked my project for today and thanks for visiting! 
Have a Great Day!!

Animal Face Card Kitty

Hey Everyone!! Candace here from Candi O. Designs and it's my day over at the SVG Cutting Files Blog and I'm showcasing a new file that will be available on Friday ~ Animal Face Card Kitty.  
These animal cards are just too cute and so quick and easy to put together!!

Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files:  Animal Face Card Kitty 
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Smitten Kitten
Enamel Dot

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Designer Spotlight ~ Candace

 Hi everyone! We're back with another Design Team Spotlight Series and we are featuring design team member Candace Oliarny from Candi O. Designs 

Can you tell us a little about yourself? 
I am married and have 2 wonderful kids, Mitch 15 and Madison 12 who keep me busy if I’m not crafting!  We also have a cat, Milo, who likes to “help” me craft as well as a box turtle Tuck and fish Hobbes.

When & how did you first get into crafts (general)?
I have been doing all kinds of crafting my whole life, loved art time in school the most!!  Got into tole painting in my 20’s which has transformed into coloring, just using a different media.

When & how did you first get into card making specifically?
In 2003 we moved to the States from Canada and I started going to Stampin’ Up Classes to meet people and learn.  It took off from there and I became a design teacher, started a Blog in March of 2009 and now I’m on 4 amazing design teams!! I love creating!!

What is it that you enjoy about card making?
I enjoy the creative process and using new supplies and techniques. 

Do you give your finished cards away or do you keep them for yourself or do you sell them? If you sell them, where can we find them?
I give my finished cards to friends and family for occasions/holidays.  One’s I love I keep and some I do sell in my Etsy Store:

What is your style of card making?
I think my style is cute and simple. 

What is your favorite media to use in card making?
Copics, Die Cuts and Pattern Papers.

Besides card making, what other crafting do you do and enjoy?
I love making scrapbook layouts of my kids!!  I also make treat/gift items to give away and some home décor items. 

Aside from crafting, what other hobbies and things are of interest to you?
I love watching my kids play sports, enjoy bike riding and as a family we play Pokémon Go!

How did you learn to color? Did you take classes, watch videos or are you self-taught?
I started coloring after watching a brief video on how to blend with copics.  After that I’ve just been practicing and learning color combos off of Pinterest.
What is your favorite thing to color?
Stamp Anniething Stamps!  They are too cute!!

What is your process in designing a card?
I start with my image, pick out papers to go with him/her, design card layout and then color the image to match with card design. 
Do you have any “fail safe” tips you can share?
Use a color chart from Pinterest.
What advice would you have to someone just starting out coloring images or card making?
Practice, Practice, Practice.  The more you color the more you’ll get better.

Tell me something that I may not know about you.
I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor and paper crafting really helped me get through the rough times.

Fun facts:
What is your favorite Stamp Anniething stamp and why?
I love them all!!!  Each one that comes out becomes my favorite…lol!! 
What is the ONE crafting tool you find to be a MUST for your crafting arsenal? 
Paper…Paper…and more Paper!!!  Plus my Silhouette Cameo….

Where can we find you?
Instagram:  candiodesigns
Pinterest: Candace Oliarny

Here is my card for today using Samantha ~ Make your own Rainbow.  I love that she is holding a copic pen and designed my card around to look like she wrote the "hello".  The new dies are so awesome they even cut foam which is what I did to raise up the hello die cut on the card.

Products Used:
Paper: Echo Park Paper ~ I'd Rather be Crafting
Simon Says Stamp: Wonky Rectangles
Copics, Foam and Enamel Dots

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Smashing Good Times

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 three of the cuts from the May Bundle ~ Comic Block Overlay,  Smashing Good Times and Comic Action Bubbles.  This bundle has been perfect for me to scrap my family vacation at Universal Studios!!!  With the Comic Block Overlay, I just turned it 90 degrees so my picture would fit then added the title and bubbles.  It's lots of green but that's the Hulk!!

Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files: Comic Block Overlay, Smashing Good Times and Comic Action Bubbles

Jaded Blossom: Star Dies
Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Cardstock: American Crafts
Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Card Sketch #78

Hey Everyone!! Candace here from Candi O. Designs and it's my day over at the SVG Cutting Files Blog and I'm showcasing a new file that will be available tomorrow ~ Card Sketch 78.
Grabbing a paper collection and using a card sketch file makes cardmaking fun and easy!!! Love sketches!!

Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files: Card Sketch 78
Jaded Blossom: Card Mat Dies and Ice Cream Kit
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Sweet Summer
Twine and Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


I am loving the new Hello Collection by Doodlebug Designs!!  The colors and patterns are just so bright and pretty that it's such a fun line to design with!!  The gold foil on the die cuts and pattern papers really add to the look.  I made up these cards with the line and added some Jaded Blossom stamps and dies to complete the look.  

Products Used:
Doodlebug Designs ~ Hello Collection
Enamel Shapes, Dots and Twine

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Jaded Blossom's May 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hey Everyone!  Welcome to Jaded Blossom's May 2018 Release Blog Hop.  
Now if you're here from Tina you're in the right place, if you're just passing through start at the beginning because you don't want to miss a thing.  I also have the complete line up at the bottom.
Here is what I made:
I was inspired by this paper sketch when I created my layout using this beautiful release!

Products Used:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Hello Collection
Copics, Twine, and Enamel Dots

I'm entering this layout into the Rochelle Spears: May Paper Sketch Challenge Here

Regular Price for the Release Package is $149.99

 Free die for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 5/13, 11:59pm pst.


And here is a treat that will be included with every order this weekend. 


1 Lucky Winner will get to pick a stamp set of their choice!

 Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!

The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

Now on to the HOP....

Next up is Michelle

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:
Jen(May Guest Designer)

Jaded Blossom May Release Day 5

Hi Everyone, It's Release Day over at Jaded Blossom!  We hope you all enjoyed our projects this week, but we still have one more stamp set and the freebie stamp set for our May Release to share with you today. In case you missed any of my projects this week here they are:
Monday                                       Tuesday
 Wednesday                                   Thursday 

Here is the last stamp set for the May release:

Here is the Freebie stamp set for this Month:
Free Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE promotion STARTS later at 4pm PST and ends Sunday 05/13, 11:59pm pst.

I made a tag for a treat bag using the Love and Laughter set - great sack for a gift!
Products Used:
Jaded Blossom: Love and Laughter, (May freebie)
Treat Tag Die, Flag Die and Flag Die 2
Paper: Echo Park Paper ~ Wedding Bliss
Doily, Copics, Clip and Treat Bag

And make sure to come back Later at 4pm, PST for our Stamp Release Blog Hop!  
You won't wanna miss it.
To visit the Jaded Blossom Store HERE
and for Favor Boxes HERE
"Like" us Facebook and share your Jaded Blossom Stamps Creation with us in our Garden of Creativity.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jaded Blossom May Release Day 4

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to our fourth day of Jaded Blossom Release Week!!! Hope you are having fun!!  
Today we are sharing projects made with Two New Stamp Sets.
Fun sets to mix & mingle!!!  I  used the wood circle to add to my card.
 Products Used:
Paper: Simple Stories ~ Bloom & Grow
Copics, Twine and Enamel Dots

Thanks so much for checking out my project today and make sure to head over to Jaded Blossom to see what the rest of the team created!