Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Twinery: Paper Pumpkin

Hi Everyone, today, I have another project that I created for my Guest Design spot over at The Twinery this month.  I found this adorable little pumpkin in the Silhouette Store.  It was designed by Lori Whitlock. 
 
 
I put the pumpkin together using some papers from Doodlebug's Friendly Forest & Happy Camper Collections.  I created the twine spirals by dipping some Honeydew Solid Twine in some fabric stiffener, winding it around a pencil & letting it dry.  When you pull it off the pencil, it maintains the spiral shape.
 

From there, I simply glued the spirals to the top of my pumpkin!  I think the twine added the perfect touch!


That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creating With Sketches v3 is Here!

I'm so excited to announce that Kristine Davidson's Creating With Sketches V3 is now available in eBook format! I'm doubly excited that once again Kristine has asked me to be a part of this fab book! I'm such a fan of her sketches, they are the perfect starting point to get my creativity flowing!  Take a peek at the layout I created... 

 
I used Echo Park's Creative Agenda collection...such a great collection full of bright colors and fab embellies!  It was the perfect complement to these very silly selfies taken by my daughter and her cousins!
 
 
I created the confetti pocket by stitching some vellum to a piece of the patterned paper and filling it with some Doodlebug Design Sequins.  The LOVE clip is from Freckled Fawn.
 
 
And now something for you...if you would like your own e-copy of Creating with Sketches V3, I have a coupon for 10% off!  Just order by clicking here, and enter in code V3KathyS to get your discount.
 
 
This coupon is good until November 1st.  That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Paper Issues: Woodn't You Know, It's Fall!

There's a new issue at Paper Issues today, "Woodn't You Know, It's Fall," sponsored by Pinkfresh Studio!  What are we looking for??  Anything to do with Fall, projects with wood veneers, wood grain, leaves, apple picking and/or projects using Pinkfresh Studio products!  I decided to create a fun fall layout using some fun Pinkfresh wood pieces and some Doodlebug Friendly Forest papers & embellies...take a peek:


I love these pictures of my daughter from 2002!  She had the best time chasing the leaves around the yard.  Not sure how much raking actually got done!

 
The little Pinkfresh wood pieces matched my layout perfectly!  My favorite, the little Hey You piece!

 
I stitched my leaf swirl using some Doodlebug Twine, it was the perfect backdrop for the Leaf Sprinkles Shapes!


Would you like to win some Pinkfresh goodies??  Link up your fall projects here, and you could be the winner of a Pinkfresh Goody Bag!  Also make sure to stop by the Paper Issues Blog to check out the other projects from the Creative Team!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Twinery: Guest Designer for October

Hi Everyone, I'm back at The Twinery again as October Guest Designer.  This week I put together a fun Halloween card, take a peek!
 

I used some goodies from Doodlebug Design to piece together my card including some Sprinkles Vellum, some Chippers letters and of course the spider Doodlepop!  Only Doodlebug can make a spider cute!  To create my spider web, I placed a die-cut spider web behind my vellum & used it as a guide to glue down my Charcoal Striped Twinery Twine.  I love the way it turned out!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Doodlebug Designs: Friendly Forest Layout

Hi everyone, today I have a fun layout that I created for Doodlebug Design using the new Friendly Forest Collection!   Fall is my FAVORITE time of year!!  I love the crisp air and the turning leaves....and apple picking is one of activity I can't miss!  I found these pictures from a few years back...take a peek:
 

I started off with some Chippers in Bon Bon ...they're the perfect size for creating a fun title!  I topped some of the letters off with some Falling Leaves Sprinkle Shapes.
 
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This layout screamed for a circular shape, so I decided to add some Bon Bon Doilies. I then created some embellishment clusters using the leaves & flowers from the Friendly Forest Icon Sticker Sheet and some Fall Sprinkles.


 And I HAD to use the ADORABLE little fox Doodlepop...especially since he was holding an apple!!!  Too cute for words!  That's it for me today...Make sure to stop by the Doodlebug Design Blog to get more Friendly Forest inspiration and to see how you can win this collection!  Thanks for stopping by!
 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Twinery: October Guest Designer

Hi Everyone!  I'm back guest designing at The Twinery this month!  For my first post, I created a fun card for my Mother-in-Law's Birthday...take a peek:
 
 
I love the chalkboard trend, and thought this Chalkboard Easel Card from Lori Whitlock was too cute!   I used some Doodlebug Friendly Forest and some chalkboard paper from Canvas Corp to put it together.  The banner is strung with some Solid Honeydew Twine
 
 
I also used some Solid Strawberry Twine to create my balloon string.
 

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Paper Issues: You're Sew Cute, Keep Me in Stitches Issue

Hi Everyone!  There's a new issue at Paper Issues today.... You're Sew Cute, Keep Me in Stitches sponsored by May Arts !  Ideas for this issue include any project with stitching, floss, thread, twine, ribbon, fabric, anything that says cute to you, use buttons, sewing machine, babies, jokes, anything that makes you laugh, funny things kids say, or any project that uses May Arts products.  Here's what I created using some gorgeous 1.5" Celery Chevron Ribbon sent to me by May arts!
 
 
I used the ribbon to weave a can-sized vase. 
 

This is the inside...The bottom is simply a piece of chipboard.  From there, I wove the ribbon, and held it together with some hot glue.

 
To fill my vase I created a bunch of fall flowers using some Doodlebug Design Friendly Forest papers and a Sunflower Silhouette cut file from Jamie Cripps.
 
 
 
 
Would you like to win four rolls of May Arts Ribbon???  Make sure to link up your "You're Sew Cute, You Keep Me in Stitches" projects here.  Please make sure to link back to Paper Issues as well.  Your project may also be featured on Paper Issues Facebook or Instagram!  Also, be sure to stop by the Paper Issues Blog to check out all of the Design Team's You're Sew Cute creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!