Thursday, December 18, 2014

I'm a Doodlebug!

Okay, you know you are CRAZY BUSY when you're a day late with this fun news!!  I am beyond excited to be joining the Doodlebug Design DT for another year!  Check out the other ladies on the team, some familiar faces, some new members....can't wait to get to know everyone! 
2015 Doodlebug Design Team. 

Jennifer Beason  FL

Kathy Skou  MA
Lori Allred UT (DT Coordinator)
Mendi Yoshikawa WA
Piali Biswas NJ
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Stephanie Buice  AL

Tya Smith UT

Traci Penrod GA
Wendy Sue Anderson  UT

Melinda Spinks  Australia       
Silvia Barrera Mexico              

Vicki Boutin Canada          

Monday, December 15, 2014

Toni From Designs: Mischief Under the Tree

Hi Everyone, I have a fun layout today featuring the Snarky Christmas Flair Set from Toni From Designs.  This set is perfect for these pictures of my "naughty" kitty Daisy playing under the Christmas Tree.  They coordinated perfectly with the Oh Deer! Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  I also used the Fancy Pants December Sketch.
Here's a peek at the entire set, I'm sure just about everyone can relate to these!
And here are some close-ups...


 Make sure to stop by Toni's Etsy Shop to pick up Snarky Christmas and the other Holiday sets. Use code KATHYSKOU and receive 10% off your order of $10 or more!  That's it for me today, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season!  That's it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Issues: Pinspire Me Monday

It's Pinspire me day over on the Paper Issues Blog today!  Shannon Morgan put together this fabulous Pinspiration board to jump start our creativity!!
I, of course, can not resist a I combined some of my favorite things....a fun shadowbox card by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Store (here) and some Frosty Friends goodies from Doodlebug Design!

I changed Lori's design slightly.  First I used one of the patterned papers from Frosty Friends for my background, and in place of her adorable snowman, I added one of the Doodlebug Snowmen from the Mix and Match Snowman Craft Kit.  Best of all, this card folds flat so I can send it off to a friend!  Make sure to stop by the Paper Issues Blog to see the other pinspired projects!  If you create something using this board, make sure to show it to us on the Paper Issues Facebook Page!  That's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paper Issues: What the #@!$%& Issue

Today's layout was created for the What the #@!$%& Issue over at Paper Issues, sponsored by Feed Your Craft. We're looking for projects that incorporate punctuation, office supplies, speech bubbles, journaling, and the like! For my layout, I used an ampersand in my title.  Take a peek...

I love this picture of my daughter and her friends...they all were just inducted to the National Honor Society...thus my title!!  I mixed some fun Teresa Collins Something Wonderful collection with some gold papers and tapes from Stampin' Up.

I also added some gold stitching.

Link up your projects here and you could win three sets of flair from Feed Your Craft!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lori Whitlock: December Creative Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop!  I'm so excited for my first post as a CT member!  You should have arrived here from Traci's blog.  If you're starting here, be sure to head over Lori's site to start from the beginning.  You can also find out how you can get this fun freebie and enter to win a $15 Gift Card to Lori's SVG Shop!

I have a fun gift card holder for you today that I created using some Frosty Friends from Doodlebug Design.  I've started doing this each year for my teenage daughter.  I fill it with a few gift cards from her favorite places (restaurants, movies, retail stores).  It's a big hit!
I started with the 4x6 Horizontal Pocket Mini Album which I re-sized to be 3x5 to accommodate the smaller size of the gift cards.  I then used the Snowman Set and Christmas Icons to decorate the cover and the inside pages.

 I used the un-tabbed divider in the set as a card holder.  I simply added a couple of cut lines to hold the corners of the gift cards.  They fit nicely in the pockets!
And here are the other pages...

I haven't filled it yet, but I'm working on it!  Now is a great time to stock up on files!  Lori is having a sale on her SVG files. 

You can also save on digital files at Snap Click Supply. 


That's it for me!  Your next stop on the blog hop is Cathy!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Issues & Pagemaps Team Up!

A few ladies from the Paper Issues Creative Team have teamed up with Becky Fleck and PageMaps for the December PageMaps Newsletter!!  I was lucky enough to get to play along.  Here's the FABULOUS Sketch that I received...

And here's my take, I turned the sketch upside-down, but other than that pretty much stuck to it!

I used some Santa Express goodies from Doodlebug Design to go along with this very silly photo of my two kitties...Daisy and Rosie.  They really do believe that we put the Christmas tree up for their benefit!

I created a fun little Christmas tree using a Limeade Polka Dot Doily from Doodlebug Designs and decorated it with some silver stitching and some Doodlebug Sequins!

 I couldn't resist using this title!

 And I topped it all off with a Ladybug Doily & some Holly Berries Sprinkles from Doodlebug.  Make sure to stop by the PageMaps blog to check out all of the fabulous sketches and the layouts as well as the Paper Issues Blog!!   That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Doodlebug Design: Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone, today, I have some Christmas Cards that I created for Doodlebug Design to share with you!  Every year I make my own Christmas's gotten a bit out of control, and I'm now making about 100 each year.  I need a design that is fun, but can be easily replicated.  Here's an idea I came up with this year!

These were really pretty quick to put together.  I started out with some basic supplies:  Some Doodlebug Textured Cardstock, a few patterned papers from Santa's Express, some Doodlebug Doilies & Sequins, some Merry Christmas Doodle Stickers and some Doodlebug Woodsy Washi Tape.
The cards are standard A2 size.  I cut the card bases from the Doodlebug Textured Cardstock to be 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (finished card size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  For each card, I then cut a piece of coordinating paper from the Santa Express Collection (3 3/4" x 5 ") .  I topped it with another piece of Textured cardstock measuring 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".  I layered these all together, and I added some stitching to the top layer.
The trees were easy to make.  I started by cutting the Doodlebug Doily in quarters.  For the bottom of the tree I used the whole quarter.  For the next two layers, I cut each slightly smaller.  I then layered them on my card using a piece of the Woodsy Washi for my tree trunk.  You can decorate them in a number of ways.  I chose to add some more stitching and some sequins.  I topped them off with some stars from the Stars & Stripes Star Jewels.  To finish the card, I put a Merry Christmas Doodle sticker inside.


The end result is that each card is similar, but unique!  They really went together quickly!  Now I only have to make 97 more!!!  I hope that this inspires you to make some quick cards for your family & friends!  Make sure to check the Doodlebug Blog each day for more inspiration from the Design Team!  Thanks for stopping by!