Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Doodlebug Design: New Kitten Smitten Cut files and a Mini Album

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun mini album I created using the newest Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten Cut files that are available in the Silhouette Store, and the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  It features my two favorite Fuzz Butts Jax and Rosie!

I started out with the Kitty in House file, and used it for the base of my album. To this I added one of the kittens from the Kittens in Box file.  Each page was cut from Silhouette Chipboard, then covered with papers from the Kitten Smitten Collection before decorating.

Here are some close ups of the inside pages...
I decorated the inside of the front cover with a sticker from the This and That Sticker Sheet and a few of the Kitten Smitten Shaped Sprinkles

On each of the inside pages, I added one of the new cut files as decoration.  For this page it was the Yarn Cut file.

Fish Bone Cut File

Paw Print Cut File

Milk Jug and Sardines Cut File ( a note on cutting some of the more detailed files, make sure your blade is sharp, and you have your machine to cut at a slow rate, I used a speed of 1 on my Silhouette.  This will ensure a cleaner cut)

Hearts Cut File

Toy Mouse Cut File

For the inside back cover, I added one of the 4"x 6" cards cut from the Black Blossoms Double Sided Cardstock and some Kitties from the Icons Sticker Sheet.

And because I always feel the need to decorate the back cover of my mini albums....  I really had fun putting this together, and I'm so pleased with the results!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Doodlebug Design: Hostess Gift K-Cup Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone, it's I'm on the Doodlebug Blog today with a fun idea for a Hostess/Neighbor Gift.  The holidays are full of fun and festivities, I'm thankful for our friends and family who open their homes to us, and want to make sure they know how much I appreciate them!  One friend in particular hosts our neighborhood holiday party every year, she's wonderful.  She also loves her daily French vanilla coffee, so I decided to make a gift featuring her favorite /drink...

I created this fun tree using K-Cup coffee pods as the base. You could use the Tea K-Cups or Cocoa K-Cups as well.   This would be a fun gift for a coworker or teacher, anywhere there is a Keurig Machine!  Here's how I put it all together...
I started with 21 K-Cups, 21 paper circles (I cut these from the Here Comes Santa Claus 6 x 6 pad, and the Gingham Linen Petite Prints 6x6 Pad.) and a backing for the cups cut from a sheet of Grasshopper Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  I designed this backing in my silhouette and am happy to share the file with you here!

Using removable glue dots, I attached a paper circle to each of the K-Cups. 

Next, using foam squares, I attached each K-Cup to the tree backing starting on the top.

Once the K-cups were all attached, I set to decorating my "tree" using items from the Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus Collection including the Christmas Assortment Matte Sprinkles, Candy Cane and Holly Berry Shaped Sprinkles, and stickers from the Icons Sheet and some Odds and Ends.  I also added some of the new Here Come's Santa Cut Files available in the Silhouette Store and the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop

I can't wait to give it to her!  She will be so happy.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Lori Whtilock: Christmas Candy Huggers

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with some of the new Holiday-themed Candy Huggers! I just love these cute little critters! They are perfect for kids, classroom parties or just a little something special for a friend. I made three of them today, take a peek...

and here are some close ups...

These go together quickly and really are cute! I used some new Gingham Linen Petite Prints and Glitter Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design.   You can also resize them if you have bigger candy to "hug". That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Paper Issues: Bella Blvd Spotlight

Hi Everyone!  Today over on the Paper Issues Blog, the DT is spotlighting the most recent Bella Blvd & Illustrated Faith collections!  I used the new Oh My Stars Collection to create this fun layout of my daughter and her friend apple picking last month...

 Thank goodness for my daughter lets me steal the pictures off of her phone, otherwise I'd never get pictures anymore!  Here are some close ups...


Play along with the Product Spotlight in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Group November Challenges Album and you could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues Store!  Need some fun scrappy goodies to play?  Head over to the Paper Issues Store and use code KATHYS to get 20% off your entire order!

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lori Whitlock: A2 Snow Globe Shaker Card Snowman

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog with a tutorial showing how to assemble this ADORABLE A2 Snow Globe Shaker Snowman Card! (here in the Silhouette Store)

I put it together using some I Love Winter designed by Lori for Echo Park Paper.  The tutorial even includes a refresher on using the print and cut feature on your Silhouette.  Stop by Lori's blog here for all the details!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Paper Issues: Hi Mom!

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout I created for this month's Pawsitively Pets Challenge at Paper Issues.  This month's challenge was to use at least 3 patterned papers and a splash of mist, ink or paint.  Here's what I came up with....

I used Doodlebug Designs Kitten Smitten papers and embellishments for my layout.  It's available here in the Paper Issues Store.  I just love this picture of my little kitty Jax.  Every morning when I sit and drink my coffee, he stalks me from under the end table, swatting at my arm when I reach for my cup.  He keeps it up until I cave in and play with him!  Here are some close-ups... I used some mist to ink my paw print stamp for my splash of ink! 


 Play along with the Pawsitively Pets Challenge and post your project in the November Challenges Album in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group.  You could win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store! You have until December 7th to play!   Need some scrappy goodies to play?  Use code KATHYS at checkout and you'll get 20% off your order!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Doodlebug Design: Thanksgiving Place Cards

Hi Everyone!  Today I have some fun little Thanksgiving Place Cards I made using some Doodlebug Design Flea Market Papers and Cut files which are available in the Silhouette Store and the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Take a peek...

I started with a simple box.  I then sized the Acorn, Pumpkin, Sunflower and Leaves files to fit over the box.  I cut a small tag, and using my Silhouette Sketch Pens to write the names of my guests and tied the tag to the stems.  Here are some close-ups.



To complete the place cards, I added some Sprinkles and Stickers from the Flea Market Collection.  I plan on filling them with some sweet treats!   That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!