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Friday, January 20, 2017

Snow Much Fun Slushy

Good morning crafty friends..
Today I want to share a winter card I put together using a KaDoodle Bug Design file, Snow Much Fun Slushy.

this is such a fun, cute file.  It can be used for a winter birthday card,  or Christmas, or just  to say Hello card or for a fun winter Scrap page!!
I decided to make the card below...

Products used,
CTMH card stock
SU card stock
winter pattern papers from my stash
white gel pen
zig pen 
Xyron sticker maker for the tiny snow pieces
 and Snow Much Fun Slushy file from KBD

  I hope you like todays' card. come back again for more
KaDoodle Bug fun
Happy Crafting, Cathy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winnie The Pooh with Helmar adhesives

Hello crafty friends..Hope you all are ready for a little Winnie the Pooh decor.  Today I put together a picture frame that I am going to give to my sone to hang up at his apartment.  His little boy...my grandson Eli , LOVES Winnie the Pooh, he will sit quietly and watch a whole episode..so here is what I put together....

First I used my Cricut Explore and cut out the svg image of Winnie and Tigger and inked the edges and then assembled the pieces using Helmar Premium Craft Glue

After all the pieces are assembled and inked, I took the  Helmar Craft Hobby PVA Glue and glued the background papers to the chipboard photo frame backing...

The printed background papers I placed at the top and bottom frame section.  I then used a photo safe glue by Helmar, and glued on the picture of Eli I had... (he is such a cutie,,,)

I then decided to add a little ric rac ribbon to frame the picture of Eli and so grabbed my go to Fabric adhesive...Helmar Fabric Glue..
It dries quickly, clearly and strong..

And now tahdah... the finished product..I hope my son likes...

Here is a list of products used:
Helmar Fabric Glue
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA Glue
Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue
Tim Holtz Distress inks:
Honey and Barn red
frame from Walmart
flowers from Prima
CTMH black gems
ricrac from stash

thanks for stopping by, have a crafty day

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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and inkpads..with great consistency of colors.

They have great quality stamp blocks in several different sizes as well as the best Acrylix Stamp sets.

Their card is white core which makes it perfect for embossing, or distressing and their B/T duos papers are of great quality and patterns are fun, vibrant and come in fabulous coordinating sets.

Not only can you make cards, scrapbook pages, home decor and journals, you can also make things like this fun wreath....

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thanks for stopping in

Monday, January 2, 2017

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Happy Monday crafty peeps.  Today I want to share a great opportunity with you.  I have been a Close to My Heart Consultant for 4 years and have made many many new and wonderful friends in my journey with the company.  I have earned money to buy tons of crafting supplies, and earned money to do with what I want as well as get a great discount on every purchase I make but the best part is the quality of the product you are selling...the Best!!!  Great support system and opportunities to travel and earn trips!!  Sound good???  Sign up now or message me if you still have questions..

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Till next time...Happy Crafting....Cathy

Valentine Patch Bears

Happy 2017 to all my friends in Bloggy land!!  I know I have been on Hiatus for a bit.  Between the holidays and my husband going in and out of the hospital a few times I have been unable to go to the crafty corner of my room lately.
I finally took a day off and relaxed and crafted..Hubby is in good hands in hospital and I needed to destress.  Soooo, I decided to start some Valentine cards, February will be here before you know it.
I have been wanting to pull out the KaDoodle Bug Designs file...Valentine Patch Bears..

I created a card using the Chocolate bar cutie..

the inside of the card,,,

Supplies used..
KaDoodle Bug Designs..SVG file Valentine Patch Bears
Close to My Heart Card stock
Ctmh, Black Ink
CTMH stamp set
Tim Holtz distress ink
white gel pen
CTMH ribbon
Ctmh purple gems

I hope You like today/s Project and hope you will leave some bloggy love. thanks for peeking in..

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Santa Fox

Happy Tuesday KaDoodle Bug fans, Cathy here to share a fun Christmas card I made using one KaDoodle Bug Designs FREEBIE files from last week.  Santa Fox was way too cute not to create a card with.

I used some of the Stampin Up Papers and some ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, stamps from Close to My Heart and Tim Holtz distress inks.  The adhesives of choice was Helmar Craft Glue and Helmar fabric Glue
I hope you like this card and it will inspire you to create something with a KaDoodle Bug Designs file.
Have a Great holiday~ Cathy

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas treat box with Helmar

Happy Wednesday crafty friends.  Cathy here today posting for Helmar...I want to share with you a Chipboard container I decorated for the Holidays...

To start off... Here are 2 of the adhesives I will be using as well as the plain chipboard container..

Here are more of the products used..Craftwork Cards Christmas Cheer Ultimate Collection 

I started out by cutting some pattered paper to fit around the box and on the top of the lid..

The next step is to use the Helmar Craft Glue to hold the pattern paper on..

as well as the cover paper.

Below I used the Tim Holtz Distress ink ~ Vintage Photo, to ink around the edges to give it aged look.

One of my favorite adhesives I used next to glue on the lace ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon is Helmar Fabric Glue

next thing to do was use my Cricut cutting machine and cut out the KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG file!  Christmas Angel Bear and change it out a bit to work with this christmas box.  After each piece was cut, I inked the edges with  Tim Holtz Distress Ink... Rusty Hinge, and put pieces together with Helmar Craft Glue

To embellish I used Helmar Zap Dots to add dimension to the round pop out card stock pieces

Here is the project assembled..  Of course I had to add something for my sweet tooth!!

Here is the box closed...

Here is a side view...

I hope you enjoyed todays' project and that I have inspired you to get your craft on!!
Have a great crafty week!
Your crafty friend..Cathy