Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Paper Issues: Elle's Studio Cienna Spotlight

Hi Everyone!  Today over on the Paper Issues Blog, a few of the DT members have projects featuring Elle's Studio new Cienna collection.  I fell in love with this line the second I saw it!  The colors & patterns are so fun!  Here's the layout I put together:
 
 
I love these pictures!  They are of my daughter and her friends at their Sophomore Ring Dance last year.  Cienna's colors worked perfectly with these pictures!  Here are some close-ups... I couldn't get enough of the Bits & Pieces!

 


 
Make sure to stop by the Paper Issues Blog to check out what the other DT members created with Cienna!  And if you need some for your stash, head on over to the Paper Issues store to get some Cienna for yourself!  Use code KATHYS and get 20% off your whole order!
 
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lori Whitlock: April Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the April  Lori Whitlock Creative Team blog Hop! 
 
 
 Here's the order of this month's hop...
There are a ton of birthday's coming up in my family so I decided to make Lori's adorable Stand-up Birthday Balloons card.  (Available here in the silhouette Store.)
 
 
I used some Doodlebug Design papers (Petite Prints and Hello Sunshine) to create my card.  The little banner was printed using my Silhouette Sketch Pens and Lori's Cheerful Sketch Font
 
 
The card even comes with an envelope cut file! Now something for you...
 
 
and....

 
and....

 
That's not all, you can enter to win!

 
 
That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Cathy's Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lori Whitlock: Bride & Groom Favor Boxes

Hi Everyone, I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a couple of super cute favor boxes!  I made these for a girlfriend who recently announced her engagement!  I'm just so happy for her, I had to make a little something...take a peek...
 
 
Aren't these just adorable???  I used Lori's Wedding Favor Boxes to create these cuties.  They're perfect for wedding or shower favors, just big enough to hold a few Hershey Kisses.  You can also dress them up however you like.  I used some Doodlebug Sequins and pearls to decorate mine! 
 
 Well, that's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One Last Bunny....

Hi Everyone, I have one last Easter project to share... I created this cute set for Lori Whitlock.  Take a peek...


I started with Lori's Easter Basket cut file, I love this file because it goes together so easily and I could show off both sides of this fun paper from Doodlebug's Hello Sunshine collection.  I then used the new EOS Lip Balm Bunny file to cut this cutie from Doodlebug's Petite Prints papers.



Lori's EOS holders are so cute and perfect for party favors and fun little gifts!  That's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Doodlebug Design: Sunkissed Layout

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout featuring Doodlebug's BRAND NEW Sunkissed Collection!!  I fell in love with this collection the second I saw it!  It's perfect for summer & vacation projects.  It definitely made me long for warmer weather especially after a record breaking winter here in the Boston area!  Take a peek at my layout, this is the sunset over the Florida Keys... {sigh}

 
We took a fun sunset cruise from our hotel on Duck Key...it was beautiful! I thought the colors in the Sunkissed collection were perfect for this photo!  I printed the large format photo using the new Cannon Pixma that I won from My Craft Channel!
 
I'm longing to wear flip flops!!  These cuties were irresistible.  I embellished them with some Tangerine Glitter Sprinkles.
 
 
Finally, I die-cut a few fish using the Sunkissed papers, some matching Sprinkles Vellum and the Fish Set dies from Echo Park.  To complete them I added some Beetle Sprinkles for eyes.  That is it for me today!  Make sure to stop by the blog all this week and next to see more Sunkissed inspiration from the Design Team!  Thanks for stopping by!
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Paper Issues: Eggs-cellent Add-ventures with 17turtles

Hi Everyone!  We have a new Issue at Paper Issues today, Eggs-cellent Add-ventures sponsored by 17turtles!  I received an adorable cut-file set from 17turtles... take a peek...
 
 
I decided to make a fun Easter Treat Bag and Card.. here's my project...
 
 
In addition to the adorable Easter Chicks cut files, I used some dies and Polka Mon Amie papers from Lawn Fawn.  The colors were perfect for spring!  We would love for you to link up your projects to our Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Issue!  What are we looking for??  Projects featuring Easter, egg hunts, Passover, adventures of all kinds (travel, museum, baseball park, etc.), chickens/birds, eggs, spring, candy, math symbols (plus signs, number paper, etc.), baseball, April Fool's Day (practical jokes, etc.).  You can also link up projects in which you use cut files, 17turtles products or die cuts.
 
You could win a $20 Gift Certificate to the 17turtles store!  Bonus, for this issue, 17turtles is offering a discount!  Use code PI17TURTLES25 in the 17turtles store between March 30th and April 12th for 25% off your order!
 
That's it for me today!  Make sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog to check out all of the Eggs-cellent projects by the Design Team!!!  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Snarky Stamps!

Have you ever created a card, and just couldn't find the right sentiment??  There's now a solution for that problem... they're called Snarky Stamps!  Snarky Stamps were created by Heather Joyce and are only available in the Paper Issues Store!  For when only "I'm sorry I was a freaking idiot" will do!  I got my first set last week, and decided to put them to use right away!  Take a peek at my card...

 
For my card, I used Lawn Fawn's new Polka Mon Amie and Beachside papers.  I created a shadowbox look by layering some Stitched Squares from Lawn Fawn.  The squares are embellished  with balloons using the Party Balloon dies and the sun and cloud from the Spring Showers set.  On the outside, it looks like any other birthday card...with a simple happy birthday sentiment...however, open it up...

 
and you get the perfect sentiment for that special friend! 

 
Here's the set I used, aptly named Freaking Sentiments.  There is another set available as well, called Dude Sentiments...can't wait for that one to arrive!  Stop by the Paper Issues store to get yours before they're gone!  I've also been told that there just may be more sets coming!  Use code KATHYS and get 20% off your whole order!
 
 
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!