Thursday, February 4, 2016

Paper Issues: February Off the Page Challenge

Hi Everyone! Today I have the  February Off the Page Challenge for Paper Issues!  Of course, the themes this month are Love & Valentines!!  I would love to see all of your paper projects that are all about love, Valentines Day and the like!  They can be any type of project other than a traditional scrapbook page.  Here's what I created as inspiration for the challenge...

Growing up, I used to love giving Valentine's goodies to my friends. I continued this tradition when my daughter was little!   I put together this adorable little Valentine Mailbox from Lori Whitlock (available here in the Silhouette Store) as well as these cute little 3x3 Valentine Pop-Up Cards,  which are also from Lori Whitlock. (available here in the Silhouette Shop:  Dinosaur, Butterfly). I used Bella Blvd's Valentina Collection available here in the Paper Issues Store.  Here are some close-ups...

The Valentine's Mailbox is really a box with a lid. 

The Pop-up Valentines are adorable.  I added some punny little sentiments using my Silhouette Sketch Pens.

 And they fold over and hold together similar to a matchbook.  This makes them the perfect size to fit through the mailbox slot!
Playing along with the challenge is easy!  Post a picture of your project in the February Challenges Album under this picture in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group by March 6th.  You could win one of two gift certificates to the Paper Issues Store for playing along!  I can't wait to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Lori Whitlock: Valentine's Day Huggers

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog with a couple of the cutest new files ever!!  Take a peek:

These are the new Valentine Candy Hugger Dog, and the Valentine Candy Hugger Cat files. (also available in the Silhouette Store here:  Dog, Cat)  I put them together using some new Swiss Dot Petite Prints papers from Doodlebug Design.  They "hug" a Dove Chocolate Heart, and come with cute little "punny" print and cut tags.  Here are some close ups...

 These go together pretty quickly and would be perfect for classmates, or friends!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Doodlebug Design: Sweet Things Collection

Hi Everyone, today I have a fun layout featuring the adorable new Sweet Things Collection from Doodlebug Design!  I love Valentine collections, and this is one of my all time favorites!  Take a peek...

Everyone knows I am a crazy cat lady.  This is our kitten Jax.  He's really cute, which is good, because he's a bit of a troublemaker.  He just has the sweetest face... or maybe it's one only a cat mom could love... I'll let you decide! 
I loved the typewritten pattern of the Love letters paper!  It makes a great background!  And all the fun hearts in the Paper Hearts Paper... such great colors!  I wanted it to be a big focus of my layout.  I then set out to embellishing... Sweet Things has the best embellishments!  My favorites were the Sweet Hearts Shape Sprinkles and the word stickers from the This and That Sticker Sheet!  Here are some more close-ups...


 I completed the layout with some Ladybug Chippers and some Teensy Type letters for my title.  That's it for me today!  I hope you've enjoyed all of the Sweet Things inspiration these past couple of weeks!  Have a great day!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Paper Issues: Scraplift Sunday

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout I created for the Scrap-lift Sunday Challenge over at Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group.   The layout we were given to lift was by Janet Grzanka-Dlugokenski can be seen here on the Paper Issues Blog.  Here's my take on it...
This is Jax.  Jax feels the need to be the center of attention at all times.  If you are sitting on the couch, you should be playing with him.  I loved the big picture in Janet's layout and couldn't resist using this one.  I used a couple of different collections for my layout.  I started with Meow from Echo Park.  I love the colors and patterns, they are so cute!  I added some stickers etc. from Bella Blvd.'s Riley Collection. 

I finished everything off with a cute little flair button from The Paper Bakery.  That's it for me today!  If you're looking for inspiration, be sure to stop by the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group and check out all of the challenges happening!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Doodlebug Design : Polar Pals Collection

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout I created using the ADORABLE new Polar Pals Collection from Doodlebug Design!
I adore these pictures of the girls sledding at a local hill a few years ago... I was playing with the new lens Santa brought me for Christmas, I love how I was able to capture all the action!  The colors and embellishments in Polar pals are perfect for winter activities! 

There are all sorts of snowflakes in the collection, and I used them all, from the big snowflakes in the Snowflakes Craft Kit, to the Frosty Flurry Mini doodle-pops to the Winter Snowflakes Sprinkle Shapes... they are all so much fun!

I also love the stickers on the This and That Sticker Sheet... especially the speech bubbles and the  little word stickers, they are so much fun to cluster!

My favorite by far are the little Doodlebug Snowmen and critters!!  I HAD to use the Sweet Snowman doodle-pop... he is just so cute!  The little penguin sticker is from the Icon Sticker Sheet, he comes in a few different colors and his rosy cheeks make me smile!

That's it for me today, make sure stop by the Doodlebug Blog every day this week for more Polar Pals Inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by to peek! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lori Whitlock: Valentine's Banner

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial on how to assemble her new XOXO Scalloped Rosette Banner.  I fell in love with this banner the second I saw it!  Take a peek...

I used some Doodlebug Sweet Things for the banner pieces and some Doodlebug Chunky twine to tie the pieces together.  I can't wait to put it up on my door!  Here is a close-up of the pieces...
For more information and to view my tutorial, stop over to the Lori Whitlock blog here!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lori Whitlock: January Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  It's time for the January Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  Here's the order for today's hop!
For my project I used Lori's new Heart Treat Pocket file.  This is the perfect little "holder" for a mini sized candy bar, or as I used... little Valentine's erasers.  It would be a cute Valentine for a child's class or friend group.  Take a peek... 
I added a little tag from Lori's 7 Labels file. (here in Silhouette Store).  I used my Silhouette Sketch Pens and Lori's Cheerful Sketch Font (here in the Silhouette Store) to write out the For You sentiment.  The papers and stickers are from Doodlebug Design's Sweet Things collection.  I finished it off with some Doodlebug Chunky Twine.  Here are some close-ups...
 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code JAN2016 to get the discount! 
You can also get 30% off of Lori's Digital Files in the Snap, Click Supply Shop.  Use Code DIGIJAN16.  Don't wait, this code is only good for today!
How about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.
Finally, head over to Lori's blog and comment to enter to win a $20 Gift Card to Lori's SVG Shop!
That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Tya Smith .  Have a great day!