Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Side Step Card Birthday Cake

Hi Everyone! I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial showing how to assemble this sweet  Side Step Card - Birthday Cake. (available here in the Silhouette Store) This is such a cute card and it's really pretty easy to put together! I made this one for my daughter's birthday.


 I used Lori's Perfect Princess Collection for Echo Park. It's such a fun, girly collection with great colors and patterns. Head over to Lori's blog here for the full tutorial.  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Odds & Ends Challenge

Hi Everyone!  It's today I'm up on the Doodlebug Blog with my Odds & Ends Challenge project.  I will admit, it really wasn't much of a challenge to find a way to make these adorable embellishments the focus of a project!  They are just so cute, they really do all the work for you!  I decided to make a few (well OK, it turned into 12) cards using some Odds & Ends and some punny sentiments...  take a peek...


I really had to stop myself from making more.  I combined the Odds & Ends from the At the Zoo, Fairy Tales, Cream & Sugar, Kitten Smitten and Fun in the Sun Collections, with some Gingham Linen Petite Prints to make the cards!  The cards are a simple A2 size and the white mat was cut using Lawn Fawn's Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Dies.   The sentiments, well, I can't resist a good pun!

Here are some close-ups of the cards...












These went together really quickly.    I love that I now have a bunch of cards to send out when needed!  Be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog for more Odds & Ends inspiration from the design team!  That's it for me today, thank you for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Doodlebug Design: July PageMaps Sketch

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout I created for the Doodlebug Design/PageMaps Sketch Challenge Layout! Members of the Doodlebug Design Team were all given great sketches to play with from the July PageMaps release.   I received this fabulous sketch from Becky Fleck...


I had a lot of fun with this sketch.  I found this picture of my daughter and friends in front of their freshman dorm, and couldn't resist using some At the Zoo papers and embellishments to scrap it!  Take a peek...


I just adore the little critters in this collection.  I used a whole bunch of them from the Icons Sticker Sheets and the word stickers from the This and That Sticker Sheet are always a favorite!



I finished it all off with a fun mixed alpha title using some Teensy Type Letters and the "wild" stickers from the At the Zoo Icons Stickers..  Be sure to check the Doodlebug Blog  for more PageMaps Inspiration from the last 2 weeks!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lori Whitlock: July Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!   It's time for the July 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 one of Lori's newest Summer Shaped Cards...




This card is perfect for a little summer hello, or you could use it as an invitation to a summer party!   The papers I used are from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints.

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code JUL2017 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 Ashley !  Have a great day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Yankee Doodle Project

Hi Everyone!   I always love the Doodlebug Design patriotic collections and Yankee Doodle does not disappoint!  As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was going to make... take a peek...



These 3-D Letters are from Lori Whitlock's SVG Shop.  I used some of the fun patterned papers to form the base of the letters and the decorative panels.  I then embellished them using some of the Odds & Ends and Shaped Sprinkles.  Here are some close-ups...


My favorite parts of the Yankee Doodle Collection are the silver accents... they add just the right touch of shine!  



The new Yankee Doodle Patriotic Posies Shaped Sprinkes are just too cute!  


And the acetate Odds & Ends are the perfect embellishments!  I just loved the fire works!  This collection is perfect for the 4th of July projects, military projects and even everyday celebrations!   Stop by the Doodlebug Design blog  for more Yankee Doodle Inspiration!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Get Well Soon Card

Hi Everyone! Today I have one of the new Get Well Cards from Lori Whitlock,  the Get Well Bandaid Card (available here in the Silhouette Store). I just love the simplicity of this card, it's so cute and colorful!   Take a peek...


I used some fun Doodlebug Design Gingham Linen Petite Prints for this card.  To add a little dimension, I used some foam tape between the layers of the bandaids and also beneath the bandaids themselves. It's just such a cute design, who wouldn't feel better upon receiving this?


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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saba

Hi Everyone!  I actually did a layout for fun recently... not that I don't have fun with my design team projects, but once in a while it's nice to do a layout... just because!  My husband and I recently took a vacation to a very small island in the Caribbean called Saba to visit one of my best scrappy friends Danielle!  She recently moved to the island and is now living the life!  We had such a fabulous time there, it's beautiful!  These photos are from the day we spent at Cove Bay! 


Of course I had to use some Fun in the Sun collection from Doodlebug Design... it is the perfect collection for these pictures!  Here are some close-ups...



We had such a great time, I can't wait to go back!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Tri Shutter Card - Baby

Hi Everyone! Today I'm on the  Lori Whitlock Blog with a tutorial showing how to assemble the new Tri Shutter Cards.  Lori has a couple of new Tri Shutter Cards in the shop including the this card, the Tri Shutter Card Baby here in the Silhouette Store).  Take a peek...


This is such a cute card, and can be customized for a boy or girl! The papers I chose are from  Doodlebug Design's Sugar and Spice collection, perfect for a new little girl in our family!  Another great feature of this card is that it folds flat and fits into a standard A2 envelope!


For the full tutorial see Lori's Blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lori Whitlock: June Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!   It's time for the June 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 some cute thank you cards using one of  Lori's older files, the Quote Thank You Card. (here in the Silhouette Store)




It's that time of year, graduations, weddings, showers, birthdays... a thank you card is always handy to have around!  I made one small change to Lori's file, I added a 4" x 5.25" rectangle of color for the cover.  The papers I used are from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints.

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code JUN2017 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!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Bridal Shower Card

Hi Everyone!  I'm on the Lori Whitlock blog today with a fun and quick card I made for a recent bridal shower.  I used one of Lori's older cards, the Wedding Dress Card (available here in the Silhouette Store )  Take a peek...


The best thing about this card is that it is so easy to customize.  It comes with multiple pieces for the wedding dress including a full dress as well as a separate top and bottom, so you could use different colors or textures if you wish.    I used the full dress piece and ran it through my Sizzix with an embossing folder to give it a lacy texture. I also added a ribbon and enamel dots. The background paper is from the Lori's new Perfect Princess collection for Echo Park Paper.   It coordinated perfectly with the bride's color scheme!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Hats Off Cut files

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun  little project I made for a good friend who after 9 years of hard work is getting her Master's Degree in Education!  I'm just so proud of her, she did it all while working, and with 2 kiddos!  Take a peek....



How cute is this little Owl Graduate Girl?  (here in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop)  I re-colored the cut file in Silhouette to match her school colors, and print it on  inkjet printable vinyl which comes with laminate that makes it water safe (found here at Expressionsvinyl.com) using a tutorial I found here on the Silhouette School Blog.  The "wicked smaaht"... well it's a Boston thing... we don't like to say our "r's" here!  I can't wait to give it to her!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Pinspired Floral Arrangement

Hi Everyone!   The Doodlebug Design Team was challenged to find a non-paper related pin on Pinterest that inspired us to create something from our Doodlebug products.  I took a look through my Pinterest Boards and found this pin showcasing some Mother's Day floral arrangements.   I just loved the beautiful flowers and decided to recreate this using some Gingham Linen Petite Prints.


My friend called this an "ambitious" project, she was so right!  However, I'm thrilled with the results, it was worth the effort.


I started with the tea cup cut file here.  I pieced it together using some Lily White and Stone Gray Petite Prints.  I then set to making a number of 3D Paper Flowers using various cut files from the Silhouette Store, and more Petite Prints.  I glued wire to the bases of the flowers and arranged them in the cup using some floral foam.  Here are some other views of the flowers in the cup...



And here are some close-ups of the flowers...







The best part?  I have a pretty floral arrangement that will never wilt!  That's it for me today.  Be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks for more Pin-spired projects!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Hats Off Collection

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun layout featuring the new Hats Off Collection from Doodlebug Design!  I love that this collection is neutral in color, it allows you to customize your projects using the colors of your particular school!  I finally got to scrap my girly's graduation from last year, take a peek...



I fell in love with the Odds & Ends in this collection!  There's a great mix, some silver metallic, and some clear acetate!  They are so fun to scatter around a layout!  My favorite was the sweet Girl Owl!



I added in some Blue Jean colored elements from a few different collections including the Gingham Linen Petite Prints, Dragon Tails, Teensy Type Alphas and some Glitter Sprinkles!  They coordinated perfectly with my daughter's high school colors!



The Cute Clips are such fun!  I added a few of the stars to the layout and the graduation cap clip to one of my balloons!



I also love the speech bubble Odds & Ends and stickers, they're perfect to accent all the staged photos we made the kids suffer through, lol!  Now if I can only find the time to scrap the other thousand pictures I took of the graduation, I'd be in great shape!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Frog Shaped Card



Hi Everyone! Today I have a sweet little birthday card that I created for Lori Whitlock,   We have a ton of May & June birthdays in our family, so I love how easily Lori's Shaped cards go together!  Take a peek...


I just adore the little frog, and the print and cut sentiment completes the card!  I used some Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design for the papers.  Now to figure out which birthday I'll use this one for!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

File Used:

Frog Shaped Birthday Card Lori's Shop

Frog Shaped Birthday Card Silhouette Store


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi Everyone!  Just a quick post to wish all of my friends and family a Happy Mother's Day!! So glad I got to see my college girl yesterday, today she's studying for finals, but we do have lunch planned with my mom!


I made this fun card for my mom and my mother-in-law.  It's Lori Whitlock's Mason Jar Box Card Mom Flowers. (here in the Silhouette Store)  I put it together with some Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.  I thought it would look cute on a shelf !  That's it for me today, I hope all of the moms out there enjoy their day!