Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock: November Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!   It's time for the November Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Traci's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

 For my project I made a few of  Lori's Box Card Pumpkin Truck. (here in the Silhouette Store).



I used Lori's A Perfect Autumn Collection from Echo Park Paper for the truck.  I added some of the Perfect Autumn Enamel Shapes to add some fun!

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code NOV2017 to get the discount!




Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.




Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Anita  !  Have a great day!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 16: You're a Cool Friend

Hi Everyone!  My friend and I got together again this month to play along with the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 16, to use the oldest Lawn Fawn Set in my stash.  My oldest set is the 2011 Set Making Frosty Friends... still one of my all time favorites.  Here is the card I made using the set...


I just love these cute little snowmen!  I made a little scene with the snowmen using the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Portrait Dies.  I paper-pieced the scarves and ear muffs using papers from the Perfectly Plaid Chill, and Knit Picky Paper packs.  To finish it, I embossed some of the snowflakes from the stamp set and added some Stickles to the hillside.  

You can play along with Challenge 16 through November 19th.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Thankful For Challenge

Hi Everyone!  Today I have my layout for the Thankful for Challenge over on the Doodlebug Design Blog.  My husband and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!  It feels like just yesterday!  I decided that what I'm most thankful for is us, the family and life we've made!  I created this layout using paper and elements from different Doodlebug fall collections to celebrate.  Take a peek...


I'm not a big journaler but I felt I needed to add something, so I used one of the Doodlebug Create-a-Card cards as a mat for my photo.  It opens up to show some "hidden" journaling.  I also love the tab, it was a place to add a little more information.  I added a few embellishments including a sticker from the Flea Market This and That Sticker Sheet and one of the Cute Clip Flowers.  I created the notebook page by welding 2 of the Sun Notepaper files from the Spring Things cut files and changing the line colors using my Silhouette.


The background paper is the Maple Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  The other papers are from the Flea Market collection.  I think this is one of my all time favorite collections!  As for my embellishments, the tag is from the Flea Market Labels & Tags, the leaves are from the Mini Leaves and Acorns Craft Kit and the mice are from the Flea Market Odds & Ends.



I finished it off with my title, using some Teensy Type Letters in Swimming Pool and the fun new Abigail Cardstock Stickers in Bumble Bee.  
Be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog for the next week to check out more of the Design Team's Thankful for projects.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Doodlebug Design Cut Files: Meowy Christmas!

I was so excited to see the Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies Cut files in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  I had to start playing immediately!  I fell in love with the Milk & Cookies Kitty file, and decided it would make a fun card.  Take a peek...


Using my Silhouette I created a card base, and added a cute little ornament for the kitty to play with... we all know that's what happens with cats and Christmas Trees!!  The papers are mostly Gingham Linen Petite Prints and cardstock from Doodlebug Design.  I also added a little Doodlebug Chunky Glitter to the hat.   He's just so cute!  All of the Milk & Cookies Files are available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, and will be coming soon to the Doodlebug Design Gallery in the Silhouette Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Monday, October 30, 2017

Lori Whitlock: 3D Pumpkin

Hi Everyone! Today I have a cute 3D Pumpkin for Lori Whitlock, perfect for Fall and Halloween gift giving or decorating!  Take a peek...



I used Lori's 3D Pumpkin Short  (here in the Silhouette Store)  to make this adorable box.   This box also comes in medium and tall (here and here in the Silhouette Store.)  Lori also has great assembly directions for these pumpkins here.  The paper is Doodlebug Design's Ginham Linen Petite Prints in Coral.  The best part, the pumpkin opens up to hold some goodies!



This would make a fabulous gift for a friend or coworker.  It would also make a great seasonal centerpiece!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Washi Tape Challenge

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Doodlebug Design Blog today with my Washi Tape project.  My daughter is in college and her whole dorm room has been carefully coordinated in her favorite colors.  I decided I'd make her a fun frame to add to her decorations.  Take a peek...


I started with a chipboard frame I've had in my stash for years.  I painted it white since the color of the frame somewhat shows through the tapes.  I then proceeded to cover the frame with various Doodlebug Washi Tapes in Swimming Pool, Lily White, Bumblebee and Grey.  For the window, I initially covered the space, then turned the frame over and cut out the window using a craft knife.


I finished the frame with a couple of cute stickers from the Spring Things Icon Sticker Sheet which I popped up with some foam tape.  I added a cute black & white photo of my daughter and her friends and it was done!  It looks so cute in her dorm!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Friday, October 20, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #15

My friend and I are keeping our resolution to get together and craft at least once a month!  We've been playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics challenges, it's been so much fun!  We worked on Challenge #15 this week, which was to make clever gift packaging.  This is what I created...


I used seven of the Tiny Gift Boxes to make a little Christmas Tree.  I decorated it with stamps and dies from the Trim the Tree set, the star from the Large Stitched Journaling card, Small Stitched Square Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the kitty Stamp and die from the Meow You Doin' set.  


The best part is that all of the little boxes open to hold a little treat!  You could even make an entire Christmas Countdown calendar doing this if you wanted!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Leaf Window Favor Boxes

Hi Everyone, I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with  a tutorial showing how to customize the Perfectly Square Box (here in Silhouette) using the Fall Leaf Dingbats Font (here in the Silhouette Store).  This little box is perfect for so many things, favors, place cards, treat holder.  I thought it would be cute to cut a leaf shaped window in one side for fall to make little place markers for Thanksgiving.


These cute little boxes were put together using Maple Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design and some fun plaid papers from Lawn Fawn.


The great thing about this technique is that you can do it to suit almost any holiday or occasion!  For the full Silhouette Tutorial head over to Lori's Blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lori Whitlock: October Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!   It's time for the October Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Lori's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

 For my project I made a few of  Lori's new Halloween Gift Bags!  Take a peek:  



These bags are just too cute to be spooky!  They go together really quickly so they'd be great for a Halloween Party or School event!  I used Gingham Linen Petite Prints Papers from Doodlebug Design to make mine. You can find the files here:

Gift Bag Mummy (here in Silhouette)
Gift Bag Pumpkin (here in Silhouette)
Gift Bag Frankenstein (here in Silhouette)

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code OCT2017 to get the discount!




Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.




Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Anita  !  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #14

I've been trying to do something crafty just for fun a couple of times a month and I've found that the Lawn Fawnatics Challenges have been the perfect fix!  I played along with the latest Challenge #14- Happy Little Critters Challenge and created an anniversary card for my husband. Take a peek...


I got the idea for the open window in the card from a card class I took from Jenn Shurkus.  I thought it was such a fun idea to see your design on both the outside and inside of the card!


I used a number of goodies from Lawn Fawn including the Heart Stackables Dies, Simple Puffy Clouds Dies, Fancy Folded Banner Dies, Christmas Like No Otter Stamps and Dies and the Happy Happy Happy Stamps and dies.  The papers are from the Watercolor Wishes 6x6 pad.  My husband loved it, especially since he rarely gets the homemade cards!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Milk & Cookies Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone! Today I'm on the Doodlebug Design Blog kicking off a couple of weeks of projects featuring the  ADORABLE Milk & Cookies Collection!  Take a peek...


I started with the flannel jammies double-sided cardstock.  This paper made this project so easy! 

I then cut 26 of these boxes from Lori Whitlock (available here in the Silhouette Store)  using some Maple Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  You can fit two of these on one 12x12 page, so there's very little paper waste and they go together quickly!  I then set to decorating the boxes using the countdown squares and other papers from the collection.  Here are some close-ups....


The great thing about these boxes is that they're big enough to hold a number of items which comes in handy if you have more than one kiddo!




I added some additional embellishments to some of the boxes using the Glitter Sprinkles, Shaped Sprinkles, Odds & Ends and Doodle Pops




Here is the view from the back.  I can't wait to fill it with goodies this year!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #13

Hi Everyone!  I played along with the latest challenge over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog.  They put together a fabulous mood board, take a peek... 


I took inspiration from the colors and the images of leaves and came up with this card...


I used a number of dies for this card including the Wonderful Window Die, the Simple Puffy Clouds Dies, the Simple Stitched Hillside Border, the trees from the Shadow Box Card set and the kitty stamps and dies from the Meow You Doin' Set.  The papers are from the Perfectly Plaid Fall, Perfectly Plaid Chill, Knock on Wood and Water Color Wishes 6x6 pads.   It really went together quickly despite the number of sets used!  Lawn Fawnatics has a new challenge every couple of weeks, play along and you could win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Lawn Fawn Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Booville Witch's Hat

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun project featuring the adorable Booville Collection from Doodlebug Design!    Halloween has always been a favorite of mine, I love the costumes, the decorations, and of course... the candy!  My girly is in college now, so no costume pictures for me, so I decided to make a fun Halloween centerpiece this year, take a peek...


As soon as I saw this Witches Hat cut file from Cre8tive Cuts, I knew I had to make it!  I decided to make it a centerpiece for our table this season.  I added a number of 3D and Rolled Flowers by Lori Whitlock and then set to decorating it with the adorable Booville embellishements!  Here are some close-ups...


I love Doodlebug Odds & Ends !!  They are such a fun way to embellish projects.  I especially love the acetate ones, like this ghost I used on the front of my hat.  I also added some Icons Cardstock Stickers, the kitty and the pumpkin.


I've said it before and I'll say it again... only Doodlebug can make a spider cute.  I love the little Silly Spiders Shaped Sprinkles.  I added them to the acetate spider web (which I cut in half)  from the Odds & Ends.  I also included a "mommy" spider from the Odds & Ends.


The adorable ghosts in the Booville Collection are one of my favorites.  I added one from the Odds & Ends and another baby ghost from the Sweet Spirits Doodlepops.


The Eye Candy Shaped Sprinkles are the perfect embellishment to have peeking out between the flowers!  The little bat is from the Cute Critters Mini Doodlepops.


The best part of this centerpiece... it's actually a box that you can fill with some sweet treats!


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


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Best Fishes

Hi Everyone!  I had such a fun time playing with the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Die, I decided to make another card using the Fintastic Friends and Mermaid for You stamp and die sets.  Take a peek...


I love making little scenes!  Again I used a transparency sheet to make one of the inserts for the card so that it appears the little angel fish is floating.  The box is made from Lawn Fawn's Knock on Wood Papers, with a Water Color Wishes background.   I hand cut the sentiment banner.  I gave the card to my Dad for his birthday, he lives by the ocean and loved the fish!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Halloween Twist Pop Card

Hi Everyone!  Today I have one of Lori Whitlock's fun new Twist Pop Cards.  I had a fun time putting together the Twist Pop Card - Boo (available here in the Silhouette Store,)  take a peek:


How cute is the little ghost, and I just love the "surprise" pop when you open the card...


I used papers and the new Eye Candy Shaped Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design's new Booville Collection.   I can't wait to send this to my girl at college!  For help on assembling Lori's Twist Pop Cards, be sure to check out her video tutorial here.  You can see all of Lori's Twist Pop Cards here in her shop.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Black Cat Treat Boxes

Hi Everyone! Today I have some adorable treat boxes, purr-fect for Halloween! I totally embrace my inner Crazy Cat Lady, so these Cat Favor Boxes were right up my alley...take a peek...


I of course had to make them black cats!  The papers are from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints, Hat's Off and Ghouls & Goodies Collections.  These boxes go together really quickly!  For an assembly tutorial see my post on Lori Whitlock's Blog here.  

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock: September Creative Team Blog Hop




Hi Everyone!   It's time for the September Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Traci's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

 For my project I made Lori's new Shadowbox Card Scene Fox Card (available here in the Silhouette Store)  Take a peek:  



How cute is this card?  The little characters are print and cut and the papers are from Lori's A Perfect Autumn Collection for Echo Park Paper.  It even folds flat to fit in an A2 Envelope!

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code SEP2017 to get the discount!




Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.






Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Anita  !  Have a great day!