Wednesday, June 20, 2018

KDB Mini Pocket Letter

Hi Guys! Today I have a Christmas in July project to share with you. I recently decided to swap mini pocket letters with a pen pal and the theme is Christmas in July. Now while I love this file I am not overly impressed with the outcome of this project and feel as thought the print and cut feature was not the best option, however take a look and then let me know what you think. 

This project uses the "Beach Santa" file from Kadoodle Bug Designs and while this file is super cute the quality of my print and cut was simply not there. 

Here is what the whole file looks like, just in case you are feeling in the holiday spirit. 

Beach Santa

Now the file only came with cut images so in order to use the print and cut feature (which saves time, but again doesn't always look the best) I had to piece together the images in Design Space and then use the "flatten" button. This feature makes it super easy to convert any image into an easy print then cut. 

Thanks for stopping in to see my project today. Happy Crafting! 

Monday, June 18, 2018

KDB Little Artist Layout

This past weekend we had a kids in free day at our local museum, so of course I grabbed the boys, packed up the car and heading out to explore this new museum (well at least new to us.) The museum was nice, but our favorite room was of course the arts and crafts room which led to the perfect opportunity for some memory keeping. 

This layout is a 12" x 12" layout and features die cuts from the Kadoodle Bug "Little Artist" file. I love using cut files to decorate larger layouts because the images tend to be larger and much easier to piece together. One of my favorite parts of this set is how she incorporated extra little paint splatters so I could embellish. I decided to leave off the journal notes because I have more photos which I will add to an additional/matching layout and I will tell the story on that page. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to head out and create something beautiful. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CK Washi Wonders Card

Welcome to another wonderful challenge day over at Creative Knockouts where this week we are challenging you to use Washi Tape on your projects. As always we have a wonderful sponsor and this week it happens to be Crafty Sentiments who is generously giving one lucky winner 3 prize images so make sure to come on over and play along. 

For my project I have decided to use the image Toby in Pot which is a really cute image. Now I went to color this image in using my alcohol markers and I started to have some trouble with them leaking and being extremely wet, so please excuse the large outline that the pot has. 

So I started by printing this image out using my Cricut. I then layered it onto some white cardstock to provide a little more draw to it against that craft background. As far as coloring in the image I sponged the blue, green, and brown background and then colored in using Alcohol markers. 

I found some green glitter washi tape in my stash and thought this would be perfect to pair with those flowers, which I cut out using my Cricut. I then also found a "smile" sentiment which was cut out using a die and adhered that the the front to provide a sentiment. 

Oh yea and as for the card base, I used a Cricut cut for that as well. 

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to stop by Creative Knockouts and play along with us.