Friday, February 28, 2014

Action Wo-wo-wobbles!


Hey, friends!  Have you noticed how grey it still seems outside? I seem to feel in a constant state of "tired". How do I get by? Coffee!!!!

For my Action Wobble Design Team post today, I decided to blend my love of coffee with two of my favorite stamps...they go so WELL together!

I simply used a hexagon stencil on my card base and sponged some ink through it for the background. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card. The porcupine was stamped and colored, then cut out with some decorative scissors. I attached the Action Wobble to the back and put him on my card.

The way this little guy shakes gives you an idea of just how much coffee he's had!

And the inside is just as special!

I created a pocket with a computer generated sentiment. I used an oval punch to create a "dip" to be able to see more of the gift card. The edges were inked with the same ink as used on the front of the card.

This is a fun way to give a gift card. Great for a thank you, or picker-upper, or friend-to-friend.

Wanna see him in action? Here ya go!

Be sure and join us over at Action Wobbles every Wednesday for our Wobble Wednesday Challenge. You don't have any wobbles yet, you say? Head on over to The Scrapbooking Queen's Facebook page and like us. You can order your Action Wobbles there (plus many other goodies!).

Hope you enjoyed my card today. If you'd like to see more projects from Toodle Noodle Creative, visit my Facebook Page (link on the left).

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Robin's Nest

Three Card Thursday

Hey, Crafty Friends! It sure is nice to see you again.

This month, The Robin's Nest is featuring the Regency Collection (20% off all month!). And I am happy to have three beautiful cards to share with you using papers from this collection.

Here are the three cards:

Toodle Noodle Creative:
Outside Card #1
Toodle Noodle Creative:
Inside Card #1

Toodle Noodle Creative:
Outside Card #2
Toodle Noodle Creative:
Inside Card #2

Toodle Noodle Creative:
Card #2 with Matching Envelope

Toodle Noodle Creative:
Outside Card #3
Toodle Noodle Creative:
Inside Card #3

If you would like all the details on these cards, visit me over at The Robin's Nest! 

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #199: All About You
Use your favorite colors

This Weeks Sponsor

Carri~abusybee from DoubleClick Store3 Bags of Skittles

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and,
if it's not obvious,
let us know what cartridge you used.

So glad you're back for another fun challenge! I chose to use one of my favorite color combinations: yellow and black. They just seem to pop against each other! And one of the simplest ways to make matting layers....George & Basic Shapes!

I simply chose the rectangle shape (page 100 in the George handbook) and sized it to the sizes of matting I wanted to use and cut them out in black and white.

I just love how they pop against the yellow background with the sunflowers image on top. I colored the image by Deep Red with my Spectrum Noir markers and added a ribbon, a small sentiment, and a few enamel dot stickers. 

For the inside, I kept it simple with a couple more matting layers and a light stamping of the same stamp used on the outside of the card.

A "Just A Note" card can be used for many occasions. Just a say I'm sorry, or to let you know I'm thinking of you, or to wish you a happy birthday, or to say I miss you. Customize it for whatever occasion you need. It's a quick and easy card to make. Make several and keep on hand for those last minute card needs.

Glad you could join me today, and I hope you enjoy all the other goodies from my Design Team sisters.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, February 21, 2014


It's Action Wobble time! And we are even doing a blog hop!!

NOTE:  Everyone on the hop is in different time zones, so if their post is not live yet, try back later!

If you arrived here from Yvonne S, you are on the right track! If you are a regular of my blog, you can follow down the line or start from the beginning. The links are listed below!

Art Impressions has a fantastic set of stamps designed specially to use with Action Wobbles. These sets are so much fun (and can be purchased through the Scrapbooking Queen). I had a blast working with the set I received. Here is my card:

Toodle Noodle Creative -
Granny Fanny
See it in action!

Toodle Noodle Creative -

Inside left:

Toodle Noodle Creative -

Inside right:

This card just cracks me up. The whole Shake Your Booty line from Art Impressions is a hoot!

To make this card, I double stamped and colored the "booty" and cut just the rear end part out of one of them. I attached a wobble to the butt and the butt to the booty. Judy with the booty. Oops. I don't know her that well. I better call her Judith with the Bootith. (Any "2 Broke Girls" watchers? That's where this Judy with the Booty came from...cracks me up!)  Sorry, I kind of drifted there.

Toodle Noodle Creative -

I then used my Silhouette to cut out some "quote bubbles" and hand lettered some phrases. The fence was also cut with the Silhouette and stamped with some floral stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I sponged the front of the card with some green and light blue inks to resemble grass and sky. All the pieces were then adhered to the front of the card.

Toodle Noodle Creative -

For the inside, I stamped another section of fence and adhered that to my stamped and colored "granny" head/body, so she looked like she had just stood up on the other side of that fence. The sentiment, "Let's face it, Aging is a pain in the rear!" is also part of the stamp set. Each set comes with the wobble booty, the head and a sentiment, and an Action Wobble! There are several to chose from.

And a little video of the granny fanny wobblin' away....

I hope you enjoy this special blog hop and please be sure to visit each blog on the tour. There will be a special Royal Prize Pack from The Scrapbooking Queen on Monday, which includes a Shake Your Booty stamp set!

All you have to do is comment and follow each blog along the hop. The grand prize winner will be chosen on Monday. I will be picking a winner from the comments here on my blog as well for a 6-pack of Action Wobbles. So be sure to leave me some love!

Here is a peak at all the sets:

Here is the lineup:

Action Wobble Blog ~  -- START THE HOP HERE --
Ro ~ -- YOU ARE HERE --
Jennifer ~  -- GO HERE NEXT --

Have fun! And if you want to order some Action Wobbles (and/or Shake Your Booty sets) or join in our Wobble Wednesday Challenges, here are the links you need to know:

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sketch~N~Scrap Card Sketch #20

It's time for another Card Sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap!

I really enjoy being on this Design Team. Whenever I have been stuck with my card creativity, I turned to sketches I found on the web. They give me just the jump-start I need to encourage my mojo to surface. And I couldn't be happier to be a part of Sketch~N~Scrap. My mojo has been singing!

The sketch this time is by Lisa Hidy.

I love the fact that these sketches are a BASE for you to build from. Feel free to change it from an A2 size card to a 5x5" card, or flip it from vertical to horizontal. Move the embellishments a bit or substitute buttons for hearts, washi tape for ribbon, lace for circles. The sky is the limit!

I chose to do a 5"x5" card. 

I layered some textured cardstock on some kraft paper, which I placed on a rust colored card base. The lace doily cutout is from Gina's Designs.  The lace block at the bottom was created using a punch. I punched both edges (top and bottom) and trimmed it to my desired length. The "cording" through the buttons is simply the same cardstock cut into very thin strips. It gives the buttons and clean, finished look and keeps them coordinated with the card. Much easier that threading a needle or trying to shove ribbon into those tiny holes!

I love all the texture this card offers. From the laser cut die to the die-punched border, the textured paper and the dimensional buttons. And the best part? This can be used for a woman OR A MAN! The colors give it a more neutral, almost masculine appeal even though there are lacy elements.

For the inside of the card, I added a simple sentiment from a birthday stamp set from HOTP.

I added a little colored pencil coloring to a couple of the stamp elements to finish it off.

So, there you have it! I hope you head over to Sketch~N~Scrap to play along with this challenge. If you prefer scrapbook layouts, no worries! They have those too!!!! And you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Teams for both the scrapbook challenges and the card challenges. So head over there for great ideas, great inspiration, great sketches, and great prizes!

I would love it if you share this with your crafty friends! Crafters are the BEST people!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, February 14, 2014

It's Wobble Time!

Whooo's Ready for Valentine's Day???

I am! I have my granddaughters' little gifts bought and their cards made. Kaileigh's was shared with you on my January 17th post for the Action Wobbles Design Team. And now, I am happy to share Koral's!

Isn't that owl-dorable? (ha-ha, made a funny!) I just printed it multiple times and cut the layers out, and attached them with foam tape to give it a little dimension. The wobble is on the back of the owl:

Gee! Ro Donner That lady in the photo needs a manicure! Oh, but I digress. lol

Anywhoooo....pun intended....(I'm full of it today!)....the journaling was computer-generated and printed onto a 6.5" x 4.5" matstack from the Mariposa collection (DCWV). Easy peasy. No stamping or lining up. If you don't already know how to accomplish this, you just measure the area that you want to text on, set up your text using pretty much any computer software (Word, Print Shop, etc), and print it on plain paper. Then you just use removable tape and attach your piece over the top of where it just printed and run it through again. You can do this with small pieces of specialty paper or ribbon too.

So, now that I've squawked (tee hee) your ear off, here is a teensy little video to show you the owl in action.

Cute, right? I think Koral will enjoy making the little owl wobble. 

If you would like to order some of these wobbles, you can do so through the Scrapbooking Queen on Facebook. If you'd like to see all the great ideas from the Action Wobbles Design Team, head over to Action Wobbles and become a wobbler! You will find lots of inspiration and ideas there!

Enjoy your Valentine's Day!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Robin's Nest - Keepsake Book

Keys to the Past

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day. Hope you are all enjoying your February. I have a special book to share with you today over at The Robin's Nest. I hope you will visit me there and see all the details and photos of this project. This month, we are cross-promoting with Heartfelt Creations who make some gorgeous dies and stamps. Hope you will check them out as well.

Here is my project:

There are some really cool pages and pockets in this book. It was a joy to make. All the details can be found on my post for The Robin's Nest. Hope you enjoy!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sketch~N~Scrap Inspiration Challenge!

Do you love a good sketch? 

I know I do! And each month, Sketch~N~Scrap has a scrapbook layout inspiration challenge. This challenge sketch is taken from a completed layout. The layout originator is then revealed!

I have been wanting to push myself to do more scrapbook layouts of my granddaughters, and this has been the key to my actually doing just that! Come play along!

Here is the sketch for February:

And here is what I have done, featuring Miss Koralee Rose:

I love having these sketches to encourage me to do these pages. Here are some close-ups:

The strawberries were cut with my Cricut, the words from my Silhouetete, and the pretty little embellishments are Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest.

Let me know what you think! Leave me a comment and share this if you like!

Hope to see you play along! Head over to Sketch~N~Scrap now to see all the wonderful takes on this sketch and add yours!

FCCB #197: I Heart You

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #197 I Heart You
Use a heart

This Weeks Sponsor
Jaded Blossom

Winner will receive the Love Stings stamp set
~This Weeks Challenge~
I Heart You
Create a project that uses a heart

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and 
if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Love is in the air with Valentine's Day just around the corner. And this week's challenge coordinates very well with that! For my project, I chose to use the Spring Fever Holiday Cartridge. It had a beautiful filigree heart which made a perfect backdrop for my card.

I created a white card base, size 5" x 5". I then embossed a 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" piece of cardstock using the Cross My Heart embossing folder from Cricut. 

I added the beautiful filigree heart which was cut at 4.5" using red cardstock from Cricut. The image on top of that was made using a Stampin' Up set called A Little Bit of Happiness. The hearts were colored with Spectrum Noir markers and it was attached with a bit of foam tape.

The final touch was the elegant Love wooden diecut (from Gina's Designs) accented with a piece of pink satin and sheer ribbon.

For the inside of the card, I added a simple sentiment and used the outside of the filigree heart. (Nothing goes to waste!)

If you like my card, please share it on Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest. I hope you enjoyed my post and that you will join us in the challenge this week.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sketch~N~Scrap Card Challenge #19 for February

Good Day to You!

Today I have another card challenge from Sketch~N~Scrap that I hope you will play along with! 

This sketch provides an opportunity for lots of elements and embellishments. I really enjoyed putting this one together. Here is my card:

I layered a soft patterned paper on top of some pink cardstock, and mounted that on a white card base. I then added some sheer glistening ribbon and some pink satin and sheer ribbon, along with a piece of Ric-Rac trim.  The gold birdcage is from a set of Dazzles Stickers from HOTP.  I trimmed a piece of the pink cardstock to put behind the birdcage portion of the sticker to help it stand out from the ribbon. I used a few more Dazzles in the corners for the accents. The sentiment was hand written and cut out of white cardstock and mounted with dimensional tape.

In the closeup you can really see the shimmer of that gorgeous sheer ribbon. The sticker made a real stand-out embellishment and was a quick and easy finish to this card.

I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of the sketch. Please head over to Sketch~N~Scrap and see what the other Designers have come up with and, hopefully, you will be inspired to play along! There are always great prizes and plenty of inspiration!

If you like my card, please share it on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, or wherever you find your crafty friends!  Thanks for letting me take up some of your blog world today!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!