Back to School Spirit | Can You Case It Challenge


Hey there friends!!  I'm back with another just for fun card this week.  Can you believe we are at the end of August!!  AH!  With that, comes all the back to school activities and I thought since we are 2 weeks into school, I should get some things ready for the teachers!!  HA!

When I saw the challenge at the Can You Case it Blog, I knew this would be an easy one to play with.  I recently went through all my scrapbook papers and purged like a mad woman.  But I found some long lost items from a few years back.  Our local Ben Franklin carries papers and embellishments with the logos and names of our area schools.  So I had stocked up on that.  You just never know. 

And today I could use it. 

I ended up only using the one pin, but I added some school colors to it.  The sentiment comes from the  Craftin Desert Divas School Zone set. 

School Spirit

I used the navy blue and found this awesome corrugated papers in grey.  I thought it would give some texture to a really plain card. 

That was super simple, yet fun to have on hand.  I have more of these lil brads so I might make some more cards like this to have in my stash. 

Thanks for stopping in today!!






Holly Hippo | Action Wobbles + Video

Hello there crafty friends! 

I have a fun lil card to share with you guys today. I was coloring this cute lil Hippo for today’s card, and thought she needed some movement.  I thought I would add the video and show you all how to use the Action Wobbles.  You can find them HERE (with mini ones now too!  Cool!!)  and HERE.

I was also playing along with the Color Throwdown this week. 

Watch the video and enjoy!!


Action Wobble Hippo

You can find all of the cute workout Digi Images HERE on the Craftin Desert Divas store.

fitness hippo hula

And the banner dies I used can be found HERE.   Papers and die cuts were part of the recent Clique Kit. 


Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great start to your week!!

TGIF | Live Events on Periscope and Facebook

Hi guys - as we go into the weekend I wanted to share a couple things with you.

First, I am expecting some fun things in the mail today and I wanted to share them live with you.  I am on Periscope so I think I will utilize that option in the future, but not today.

Today it will be a live Facebook event - probably about 4:oo p.m. MST.  It will be on the Created by Katie Facebook page, not my personal one.  Make sure you like that page so you can see it tonight!!


And then add me on Periscope - @katiejskiff 

Don't forget the J.  lol... 

I do plan to utilize that app more as I go forward with my crafts.  Maybe more for quick tips, some fun rambling, and for hauls.  I don't want to add hauls to my YouTube, so I will try Periscope. 


Also, make sure you are following me on Instagram too - I love to share things there.  You can find me there as Katie Skiff. 


OK - Enjoy your Friday!!


Be Safe. Eat Cake.



Hi there!!

TGIF!!  I love Fridays now that we are back in school - it actually means something!  I don't have too much planned for the weekend, but the guys will be gone for awhile.  That means uninterrupted craft room time and maybe some Netflix binge watching!  Oh the life!!



I am back with a fun Riley & Co card and video today!  I wanted to pop on here and share some Riley Moose love with you all.  I felt like it had been forever since I broke out the red rubber.  I know I share a Riley card on Tuesday, but that was created for the release so WAY BACK! 

Anyway, I also got some new papers in my Clique Kits and wanted to use them. 

Riley Cake VideoAnd here is today's video!  Enjoy!





I was playing with this week's Mojo Monday Sketch as well.  I hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!






Lawn Fawn Punny Sentiment | Best Hugs

Hi there friends!!  I hope your week is going well.  We are into our second week of school and so far, so good.  And I finally feel settled back in at home. 

I wanted to play along with a couple challenges this week.  Finally getting some FREE craft time back in. 

The Lawnscaping Challenge this week was a Punny Sentiment.  I'm not so sure this is Punny as much as it is JUST PLAIN FUNNY!  HA! 

Lawn Fawn Punny

I used the sentiment from the   set and the image from Lovable Legends.  I mean, with all those arms, he has to give the best hugs right? 

Or do they sting you?  I don't even know. 

But I do know this was fun!! 


I also played along with a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  This was a simple lil sketch, so I thought perfect for this image.  And I can't help myself, it needed some blue sequins!!  ( As I am linking this, the sketch challenge is long over.  Oops.!!)


I hope you enjoyed today's card!! 

Talk to you soon!! 



Riley & Co. | Hula Hoops

Hey you there!!  I’m here with a  fun new card from the Riley & Co recent release.  The sentiment is new to us, but Hula Hoop Riley is an oldie but a goodie!


Riley Hula Hoop

I stamped the image and colored with my Copics.  I decided to use this fun tag as the sentiment panel, so I needed to heat emboss it in white.  I think it’s a super funny sentiment!! 

I used white to break up the images and the busy red papers, before I matted them on a black card base.  I finished it off with the black and grey sprinkles.  Seems I cannot make a card without those sprinkles!! 


Check out the Riley & Company store today to do a little shopping!!

Erin Condren Planner Unboxing

Hi guys!!

I have a fun video for you today!  After many years watching the Erin Condren craze, I finally decided to give this a try for my 2017 planner.  And I went ahead and got it for the rest of 2016  too!!  HEE HEE!!


Watch my video today, and enjoy! 



As I mentioned, I won’t be doing any regular planner shares, neither here or on YouTube, but this week, Craftin Desert Divas is releasing another planner set!!  As soon as it’s in my hot lil hands, I will share that!! 

(I am a bit addicted already!!  This is fun!!)

MHK Challenge | September

Hi everyone!! 

Over on the MHK Designs blog, we host a fun challenge.  This challenge lasts for the month and is very simple.  If you use MHK Designs stamps, you can do ANYTHING to participate.  But if you do not have any MHK Designs images,  you can use the prompt below!


I had so much fun playing with this as my first official challenge as a DT Member!!  When I printed the butterfly in a purple tone and then added some yellow to the wings.  I finished it off with Wink of Stella to make the butterfly shimmer. 

For more about our challenge, read HERE.

I also used my editing software to add the sentiment.  I finished it off with some yellow buttons. 


MHK Challenge


I used the stamps from Beginnings and Endings set.  A beautiful set, and you can find it on the MHK Designs store. 

Set copy

Make sure you stop by the blog and link up your creation for our challenge!!

Thanks for joining me today!!


Texas Recap

Hey you all!!

This is the craziest week, and I feel so dumb for my poor planning.  BUT I am so happy for all we did!! 

So, McKinley had been saying for quite a few years ( she was really little when she started) that on her “Number 10” birthday, she wanted to go to the American Girl Doll store.  Well, after 9 rolled around, I thought I better check into it.  We originally thought Seattle would be closest, and my aunt even offered to take us in Chicago.  But Texas won out when my cousin suggested that.  I’ve never been to Texas and it was on my (small) Bucket List. 


So we went!  And we had such a great time.  My cousin has a daughter just a year younger than McKinley so it was perfect for them to be together.  The AG store was amazing – I grew up drolling on the dolls back when they were Pleasant Company.  So when McKinley was old enough, we got her a Bitty Baby.  And now, we are in trouble!! 


Just so you know, it took us 3 hours to DRIVE to Billings and neither of our two flights were that long!!  lol  We flew to Minneapolis and then Austin.


I loved the large guitars!! What a welcome.  The heatwave?  Not so much!!  HA!!


McKinley loved seeing all the STUFF in person.  SO worth the trip!!

After that, we enjoyed some down time with my cousin and her family.  And she took us junkin' where I found the motherload of Fiestaware!  Darn that distance!!  I would stock up!!


Look at those chubby legs!!  (On Torri, not mom or McKinley.  HA!!)


Best way to spend a Friday night in Summer! 


So another place I wanted to see, was Roundtop Texas, home of the Junk Gypsies! I love them and I was so happy to see Large Marge on the side of the road!!


101121122This is the bathroom!  WOW!!


And then, after a day relaxing it was time to go home!!  And we were ready!  Vacations are fun, but home is heaven!!


We started back to school on Wednesday, so today was a very awesome FRIDAY to look forward to! 

I plan to spend some time in the craft room today and will be back to share with you all soon!!