Friday, June 24, 2016

4th of July - Crafter's Companion

It's about time to celebrate the birth of our great nation!  I love the 4th of July with picnics, outside games, lying on the grass looking up and of course...the fireworks!

For this card I colored up some of the images from the Crafter's Companion Patriotic sets with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, the put them in a frame from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy - Just Torn stamp to make it look like they blew right through the page.  I love the combination!

I think I'll add this card to a couple of challenges:

Thanks for joining in the fun today!


Crafter's Companion supplies used:

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Handy to Have Around - Crafter's Companion

I thought I would post a picture of the Father's Day card I forgot to give to my dad yesterday when I saw him... Sorry dad.

It's created using some of the products in the "Just for Men" collection from Crafter's Companion.  It's full of great products that make creating for me a breeze.  Jump over the site to check it all out!

I think I'll toss this into some challenges:

Just Add Ink - stripes
4 Crafty Chicks - metal
Penny's Paper Crafting - anything goes

Happy Father's Day to all the deserving men out there!


Crafter's Companion products:
Stamps - Just For Men - Rock Star
Metal Die - Just For Men - Tool Set
Paper - Just For Men - 6x6 paper - Brights Collection, Urban Collection

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hugs and Kisses - Crafter's Companion

Just a quick post today to share a happy card I created for Crafter's Companion - Hugs and Kisses!  It turned out so sweet and sunny.

I used the adorable stamp from Moonbeam Meadow called Hugs and Kisses, colored it up with my Spectrum Noir Markers, inked the edge with some matching Distress Ink, then put it on a cute die cute called Cameo Frame.  Some coordinating papers made it easy to put this one together.

I think this should be in some challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - use a die cut
Crafty Catz - animal magic
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

The Crafter's Companion supplies I used are:

Stamps - Moonbeam Meadow - Hugs and Kisses
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - TN1, TN2, IG1, GB5, TB1, TB2, TB3, FS2, FS6, FS8, BG2, BG1, BG4, DG1, DG2, CG2, PP1, PP3
Die'Sire Decorative Die - Cameo frame

Thanks for stopping by Kaboo Designs!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Believe - House Mouse

I thought it would be fun to enter the House Mouse challenge again this go around... and the challenge is "Butterflies".  Well, I didn't really want to go to literal on that, I mean anyone can just slap a butterfly on any image, right?  So, I found this adorable image of a mouse in a caterpillar costume.  I think that the sentiment fits it perfectly and that this will someday make a terrific card for someone needing some encouragement, or moving on to something new in their life.

I colored him with my Copics, then used a Spellbinders die to frame him.  The "believe" is a stamp far too old to even source, and the sentiment is just typed and printed.  The patterned papers are from Doodlebug Designs - and are just such happy colors.

So, I guess I throw this one into the House Mouse challenge and maybe a few others as well.

House Mouse - Butterflies
Crafty Catz - Animal magic
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use a die cut
Fab 'n' Funky - favorite color combo (pink & green)

Thanks for popping by today.  See you again soon (hopefully).


Friday, June 10, 2016

Rock Star Tag - Crafter's Companion

It's been a crazy couple of weeks in my life - and I've missed being a little creative and posting here.  Unfortunately life gets in they way!

So, I'm back now with a new share from Crafter's Companion.  They have released a great new collection from Sara Davies called "Just For Men" and it comes at just the right time for Father's Day.  There are coordinating papers, embossing folders, dies, stamps, etc.  It's a fun set that has endless opportunities for great masculine cards.

For this one I created the background using one of the embossing folders on a watercolored surface, then inked and distressed it.  Some of the patterned papers, then die cut stars and guitar added fun to it.  I used one of the stamp sets to add the title, then more distress elements for textures.  I love the way it came out and can't wait to add it to a package this Father's Day.

Here are some challenges for this one:

Chocolate Coffee & Cards - use a die cut
Moving Along with the Times - music
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Love to Scrap - it's a boy thing
Little Red Wagon - tag


Crafter's Companion supplies:

Stamps - Just For Men - Urban Graffiti, Street Wise, 
Rock StarMetal Dies - Just For Men - Super Stars, Rock On
Embossing folder - Just For Men - Pop DottyPaper - 
Just For Men - 6x6 Brights Collection
Spectrum Aqua markers - gold, moss, chestnut

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Second go around - House Mouse

Had too much fun with the last card I made using only "older" products that I wanted to try another one for the House Mouse challenge.

I started with the Stampabilities House Mouse stamp called Wishin' Well that was released in 2008.  I stamped it on kraft paper then used my Prisma's to color it up.  I have collected my Prisma's over the last 15 years or so.  Then I found this great old paper in a pack from DCWV that I know has been in my drawer for at least 10 years or more.  It's actually a "pet" stack, but these papers were versatile enough to use for anything.  The corner rounder and corner punch are both from EK Success and I've had them for over 12 years.  The ribbon is from my stash that's been accumulating for many many years.  The sentiment is stamped using an alphabet stamp set from Scrappy Cat, and I know I've had it for at least 7 or 8 years.  So, while I may not have used the oldest stuff in my craft room, I definitely found some older stash stuff to play with.

Thanks for joining in the fun today.



House Mouse - Something old...nothing new
Just Add Ink - B ---- for bunnies
Crafty Gals - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Love in Bloom page - Crafter's Companion

I admit it - cardmaking has kind of taken over scrapbooking in my craft world... However, I still like to put a page together now and then and this one had a special purpose.  My daughter has been scheming for months to pull off a surprise birthday trip for her other half.  This included leaving him clues and presents almost weekly for that last few months.  When I saw this adorable selfie of the two of them, I knew I had to do a layout to frame and include in this fun game she was playing.  I think it captured the joy and love they share.

The new Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Love and Romance Collection was the perfect starting point for this layout.  And lucky me, the kids just happen to be wearing grey, black and red.  Again a perfect match to the papers in this collection.

This collection has wonderful stamps, papers, die cuts, sentiments, charms, ribbon, embossing folders, heart doilies and other great stuff.  Plenty to put any layout, card or craft project together with ease.

I hope the kids enjoy displaying this page as much as I enjoyed putting it together for them.

Just to finish off the story, she pulled off the surprise beautifully!  And the best part... I got to have the little one for the entire weekend they were off playing in the mountains!  Grandma time is the best thing ever!


Crafter's Companion supplies used:


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - anything goes

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Just For You - House Mouse fun

So over at House Mouse they are having a challenge that sparked my interest - I knew I had to join in the fun this time around - Something old...Nothing new!  How fun is that?

I couldn't wait to get in on this one... I went through my drawers and dug out an old Hot of the Press Cardmakers Creative Pack from 2005 (11+ years old).  Their papers still hold appeal to me on so many levels.  They had some great color choices and combinations.  That was my starting point!  In the pack there was a simple label that I used to stamp the sentiment.  I honestly have no idea who makes the sentiment, but I know it's been in my stash for at least 15 years.

Then I used a Spellbinders die that was one of the first ones I ever had.  I honestly can't find any reference to the date it was released, but I have no doubt it is at least 10+ years old.

The House Mouse stamp is called Bunny Cruise and was released by Stampabilities in 2008 (8 years old).  I colored it with my Copics, which I have acquired over the past 7 or 8 years.

The brads are from Creative Impressions and are at least 10+ years old as well.

So, there you have it!  My "Something old...Nothing new" card.

Thanks for stopping in today - have a great one!



House Mouse - Something old...Nothing new"
Simon Says - Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - spring